InterContinental Hotels Group, (IHG) announced the opening of the new Orlando East – UCF Area located a short distance from the University of Central Florida, Central Florida Research Park and Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, PEO STRI. This is the first new hotel to be opened in East Orlando in eight years. IHG currently has 3 hotels in the pipeline and twelve open hotels in Orlando.
Located at 12250 E. Colonial Drive, the new hotel features 91 guest rooms, including 28 suites, and is located close to the Brighthouse Networks Stadium, CFE Arena and the Amway Center, one of Orlando’s premier entertainment venues. An ideal location for business and leisure travelers, the hotel is conveniently accessible to businesses andmultiple entertainment venues.
"Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn® Brand Family, IHG. "With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value. We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn brand family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents.”
The new hotel is designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind; the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
“We are excited to be part of the Holiday Inn Express brand,” said Bruce Grube, general manager, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Orlando East – UCF Area. “Whether our guests are here for business or leisure, we look forward to providing an enhanced guest experience and an enjoyable stay.”
The new hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center with both Mac and PC computers. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free local phone and toll free phones with private voicemail, and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers. The hotel also features a Sundry Shop for guests.
The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, a 39-inch HD LED TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Orlando East – UCF Area hotel, owned and managed by PRM Hotels, Inc., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
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