News for the Hospitality Executive
M Gibson Hotels to Open 91-room $8.4 million Holiday Inn
Express-and Suites in Kodak, Tennessee
ATLANTA (3.27. 2009) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms announces today that a new 91-room Holiday Inn Express in Sevierville, Tenn., is expected to open within a month.
The property will showcase the brand’s new sign, which is the seal of approval that this hotel exemplifies the standards of the $1 billion Holiday Inn brand relaunch program.
“We invested $ 8.4 million to build this property and we are pleased with the end result,” said Michael Gibson, CEO M Gibson Hotels. “Holiday Inn Express is modern, fresh, clean, uncomplicated and a perfect fit for Sevierville.”
The Holiday Inn Express-and Suites Sevierville Kodak is owned and managed by M Gibson Hotels, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 3526 Outdoor World Dr., Kodak, Tenn., 37764 . Telephone: 865-539-0588; Facsimile: 865-539-0559.
Guests at the Holiday Inn Express Sevierville Kodak will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a productive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The hotel’s newly enhanced complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar will feature a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products. And, guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection where they will find new crisp fresh bedding which features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets.
“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said John Merkin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Brands, The Americas. “With more than 1,900 properties worldwide and more than 700 properties in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to expand in markets like Sevierville Kodak, providing our guests with an enhanced stay experience at a great value. We welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn family with the brand new sign and everything it represents.”
The new 50,975 sq.-ft. property offers a variety of amenities such as a fitness center, indoor pool, 24-hour front desk, and business center. Standard Holiday Inn Express guest rooms feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, in room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access and free local phone and toll free (U.S. and Canada only), phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.
The property is within walking distance to Bass Pro Shop, Islamorada’s
Fish Company and The Chop House Restaurant and across from the Tennessee
Smokies Baseball Stadium and just minutes from the Sevierville Events Center
and Dollywood/Splash Country. The Great Smoky Mountains are also a short
drive from the hotel.
About Holiday Inn Express
M Gibson Hotels Group.
308 N Peters Road, Suite 150