InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced a new 123-room Hotel & Suites in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood and a 139-room Atlanta NW – Galleria Area hotel. The newest additions to IHG’s hometown portfolio brings IHG’s hotels in the metro Atlanta area to over 40, with more than 20 additional hotels in the pipeline for the state of Georgia.
"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 Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Buckhead hotel is a short drive from the World of Coca-Cola®, the CNN® Center and the Georgia Aquarium, conveniently close to numerous corporate offices and shopping venues such as Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza and home to 20 two-room king suites with some featuring two bathrooms, a wet bar and a conference table. Guests can enjoy the two-story combined bookcase and fireplace in the hotel lobby, large outdoor pool and a beautifully landscaped courtyard. The hotel also provides 1,100 sq.ft of meeting space that can accommodate over 45 guests.
“The Atlanta market has large travel demand,” said Corwin Black, general manager. “We know the Holiday Inn Express brand appeals to travelers on the go and the guest experience at our hotel will provide both business and leisure travelers exactly what they’re looking for.”
The Atlanta NW – Galleria Area hotel is accessible to the world-class Cobb Galleria Center – a renowned convention center featuring concerts, comedy shows and ballet performances - and the Cobb Energy Center, with Cumberland Mall with its various shopping and dining venues nearby. Guests will appreciate an outdoor pool and a yoga and meditation room along with over 1,100 sq. ft. of meeting space that can accommodate more than 150 guests.
“The hotel has invested in extensive renovations spanning communal areas and guest rooms and we look forward to welcoming our guests with a modern décor”, said Christine Sigler, general manager. “We are excited to be a part of the Holiday Inn Express brand family here.”
All hotel rooms at both locations include a refrigerator, microwave, HD television and guest amenities that include 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 copies of USA Today® newspapers.
The Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest and fastest growing hotel brands in the industry, and in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its guest, IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio, and new hotels feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items, and now features healthy breakfast items, including Chobani yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Special K cereal with red berries, new oatmeal flavors in cups, and a toppings bar - for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, 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 & Suites – Atlanta Buckhead, owned by Georgia Hotel Group, LCC and operated by Summit Management Corporation, and the Holiday Inn Express Atlanta NW – Galleria Area hotel, owned by Mogar Farms Funding, LLC, and operated by Buckhead America Hospitality are both franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and 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. The Holiday Inn Brand Family participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club.
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