Published on : Tuesday, August 12, 2014
InterContinental Hotels Group announces the opening of a new 79-room Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Northwest Houston Brookhollow near Houston’s famed Energy Corridor – home to some of the world’s foremost oil and gas corporations – and just a few miles from the Galleria Mall.
Located on Federal Plaza Drive and conveniently accessible to Interstate 45 as well as US Highways 290 and 249, the newest addition to IHG’s Houston hotels is also a short drive from downtown Houston and key businesses such as Baker Hughes®, BP® and Caterpillar Inc®. This opening brings IHG’s hotels to over 60 in the metro Houston area, with more than 15 hotels additionally in the pipeline for the city.
“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 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 Houston market is well-positioned for rapid growth and the Holiday Inn Express brand fits the needs of business and leisure travelers to the area,” said Gilbert Mora, general manager. “Our goal is to provide our guests with unmatched comfort and convenience at a great value and we are sure they will enjoy all of the amenities our new Holiday Inn Express hotel has to offer.”
All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave and 42” HD televisions with an expanded cable line up. The hotel offers guests a comfortable, 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, guest laundry area, Sundries Shop 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. Additionally, guests can enjoy an outdoor saltwater pool, relax by the lobby’s indoor waterfall feature and make use of the meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people.
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 Northwest Houston Brookhollow owned by Brookhollow Hospitality Management, LLC and operated by IHS Management Group, is 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.