InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG] announced the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel. With the addition of this 80-room property, IHG now has five Holiday Inn Express hotels in the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas19 Holiday Inn Express hotels in the pipeline for California.
Located at 11350 Burbank Blvd., the five-story hotel features 80 guest rooms and is close to the historical North Hollywood Arts District. The hotel is also just a short drive away from premier entertainment and shopping destinations such as Universal Studios Hollywood, Warner Bros Entertainment, Beverly Hills and The J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as key businesses such as the American Broadcasting Company, The Walt Disney Company and the National Broadcasting Company. Notable Hollywood attractions such as the Dolby Theatre – home to the annual Academy Awards®, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre are also easily accessible.
"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.”
“We are excited to be part of the Holiday Inn Express brand and grow the brand here in Hollywood,” said Ben Hipoloto, general manager, Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel. “This is such a vibrant entertainment destination with many attractions, so this location is popular with travelers, and perfect for both business and leisure guests needs.”
The Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel was 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.
The new hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center. 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 over 600 sq. ft. of meeting space.
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 percent 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 North Hollywood hotel, owned by Rajesh Patel and managed by Hollywood Stay Hotel, LLC, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
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