News for the Hospitality Executive
McSam Hotels and Packard Hospitality Open The Holiday
Inn Fresno Downtown
Following a $6.5 million Renovation
August 8, 2008 - Taking a pivotal role in the revitalization of a historic California neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown opened its doors on May 28 with a grand opening celebration announcing their 6.5 million-dollar renovation and position as the center of the downtown redevelopment.
“To be part of the resurgence of any downtown city in America is an incredible opportunity,” says Robert Van Orden, the hotel’s General Manager. “The pride we share as a team to have resurrected this hotel here in the beautiful Central Valley of California is truly magnificent.”
Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown
(Previously Operated as Fresno Plaza Hotel and Fresno Hilton)
1055 Van Ness
Packard Hospitality Group, LLC renovated and now manages this 200-room downtown hotel. The property features nearly 10,000 square feet of design-smart, well-appointed event space. Guest rooms have been thoughtfully outfitted with wired and wireless Internet, a comfortable workstation with ergonomic seating, swiveling flat screen television and a sitting area with custom-designed seating.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of this project” states Sam Chang of McSam Hotels, owner of the property. “We are so proud of the contribution this remarkable hotel has made to the resurgence of Downtown Fresno”
"The addition of the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown provides the Convention & Visitors Bureau with much needed additional hotel and meeting space for our tourists and convention attendees," says CVB President and CEO, Laura L. Whitehouse. "With the renovation of this remarkable property, the Holiday Inn is helping to fulfill the vision of a thriving and vital downtown Fresno."
“We are thrilled to welcome the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown to the Holiday
Inn family of hotels. Holiday Inn hotels are specifically designed
for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service
lodging experience, and this property fits well within that offering,”
said John Merkin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn
Brands, The Americas. “Development in Fresno is key in expanding our Holiday
Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across the Americas
|Also See:||Close to 400 hundred Hotel Rooms Set to be Added to Downtown Fresno if Efforts to Renovate Two Shuttered Former Hotels Are Successful / May 2007|
|Wolff Urban Development Building a Hyatt Place Hotel on the Fresno State University Campus in Fresno, California / November 2006|