InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG] announced the opening of a new 258-room Holiday Inn® – Sherwood Park - Conference Centre hotel in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Located in the heart of the business district in Sherwood Park, just off the Yellowhead Trail, the hotel opens following a multi-million dollar investment in renovations by AUM Hotels Group. The hotel is within walking distance of popular restaurants and a short drive to Northlands, Rexall Place Arena, Elk Island National Park and local shopping outlets. Additionally, it is conveniently attached to the area's central landmark, Millennium Place Sportsplex, making it the ideal location for sports teams or enthusiasts to stay.
"We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn brand family," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn brand family, IHG. "This hotel is among the over 1,200 properties worldwide which represent the new face of a brand that is redefining guest comfort and convenience, and Sherwood Park is a market where we believe this new Holiday Inn hotel will thrive."
The Holiday Inn brand family's $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history, continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel will feature all elements of the relaunch including a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort.
"The Holiday Inn brand is one of the world's most recognized hotel brands, and represents both quality and comfort to guests," said Prem Singhmar, hotel owner. "More than $6 million has been invested to renovate this property giving it a modern and fresh look, and we are looking forward to introducing this property to new guests."
The hotel design creates a familiar atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. The 195,000 sq.ft. property at 2100 Premier Way, boasts an elegant Royal Ballroom with two balconies and a private outdoor terrace, creating the perfect backdrop for weddings. The design includes business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation, free high speed wireless internet access and complimentary Globe and Mail®newspapers. Guests can also take advantage of 17 meeting rooms encompassing over 22,000 square feet, a new pool and a well-equipped fitness centre.
Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: "soft" and "firm." The bathrooms include a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and Bath & Body Works®amenities. Guest rooms feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, with modern décor including new carpets, bathroom countertops and furniture. The Jacuzzi Suites and Presidential Suite have a fireplace in the sitting area. In addition, each room has the standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, mini fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Room Service Right ... On Time™, also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests' room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. Guests can additionally stop by Bistrou 2100 restaurant, bar and patio for casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, located onsite at the hotel.
The Holiday Inn Sherwood Park - Conference Centre hotel is owned by Prem Singhmar and operated by AUM Hotels Group, and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
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