"We are thrilled that the Holiday Inn Resort brand continues to expand in key leisure destinations," said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, the Americas, IHG. "These new Holiday Inn Resort properties further strengthen the reach and presence of the Holiday Inn® Brand Family."
Currently the Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 sq. ft. log home previously owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell. This will be the future site of the 140-room hotel set to open as Fontanel, a Holiday Inn Resort® by mid-2015. Located at 4225 Whites Creek Pike, the property is currently Nashville's only country music mansion tour. Guest amenities will include events and activities at the Woods Amphitheater, the Pepsi Studio Gallery, American-Italian cuisine and wine bar at Café Fontanella, on-site zip lines and nearby golf course access. Additionally, the hotel is equipped with total meeting space of over 20,000 sq. ft. as well as a pool, spa and hiking and biking trails. Nearby attractions include The Ryman Theatre, the Country Music Hall of Fame, downtown Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry.
Located at 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive, The Deadwood Mountain Grand, will become a Holiday Inn Resort® in October. Formerly a historical mining building, the over 245,000 sq. feet property includes six floors comprising 98 guest rooms including five beautifully appointed suites. The town of Deadwood is a Registered National Historic Landmark with the Mount Rushmore National Monument within a 45 minute drive and the Devil's Tower National Monument just an hour away. The hotel also has a well-equipped fitness center, a business center, and meeting facilities as well as an indoor pool, spa, casino and event center and an activities center.
"The Holiday Inn Resort brand provides the service and quality guests have come to know and trust in many of the world's leading family-friendly travel destinations," said Heather Balsley, senior vice-president, Americas Holiday Inn Brand Family. "These two new additions to the Holiday Inn Resort brand portfolio offer a variety of entertainment and leisure activities to meet the resort needs of all of our guests."
The Holiday Inn Resort brand transitioned from the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts® brand in 2007 as part of the $1 billion Holiday Inn® global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotels will feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage. The Holiday Inn Resort brand is part of IHG, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as a global standalone hotel company this year. IHG's broad family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Fontanel, a Holiday Inn Resort, owned and operated by M.O.R.E Enterprises, and Deadwood Mountain Grand, a Holiday Inn Resort, owned and operated by Tentexkota, LLC, will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Resort brand participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards® Club, the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program which has 74 million members.
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