IHG Opens Holiday Inn Express® Hotel and Suites Near University of Central Florida

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East Orlando opens new hotel after eight years

ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group, (IHG) announced the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites® 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.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. All Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first, largest and fast-growing guest loyalty program with over 76 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014.

About Holiday Inn Express hotels

Holiday Inn Express hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers.  Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers.  Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only).  There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe.  For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit ihg.com/holidayinnexpress.com.

Media Contacts:

Manjusha Sharma, IHG, manjusha.sharma@ihg.com, (770) 604-8781

Sarah-Ann Soffer, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, sarahann.soffer@ihg.com, (770) 604-2707

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 76 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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