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M Gibson Hotels to Open 91-room $8.4 million Holiday Inn
Express-and Suites in Kodak, Tennessee
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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.
 

M. Gibson Hotels Group is an investment, development, and management company with over 30 years in the hotel and restaurant industry, building expertise through multi-unit management and conceptual development of hotels and free-standing theme restaurants. Historically, ROI for our investors has been in the high tier of hotel sectors. M. Gibson Hotels enjoys a successful and continuous relationship with its lenders, investors, and franchise organizations.

We are a franchisee with InterContinental Hotel Group, Hilton Hotels Corporation, and Marriott International Inc.. We offer hotel construction, development, interior design, project management, accounting, and sales and marketing services through a team of dedication professionals.

C. Michael Gibson : Founder of M. Gibson Hotel Management, Inc.

Michael's experience spans 36 years in the hotel and restaurant industry. His background has been strong and adept in multi-unit management, conceptual development of hotels and free-standing theme restaurants, quality assurance programs, training cost controls, trouble shooting evaluations, and management team building.

Gibson's unique experience from being an owner/operator and a corporate executive has created a hospitality group that successfully addresses the needs of his ownership groups in a thoroughly professional manner. He is known for his knowledge and participation as chairman of Tennessee Hotel and Lodging Association and Chairman of Tennessee Tourism Roundtable. Gibson is associated with numerous organizations in all marketing, educational and communication issues in the hospitality industry. http://www.MGibsonHotels.com

M. Gibson Hotels Group Portfolio

  • HILTON GARDEN INN KNOXVILLE WEST
  • COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ALCOA TENNESSEE
  • HAMPTON INN AND SUITES, Smyrna, TN
  • FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT OWENSBORO KENTUCKY
  • HILTON GARDEN INN MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT AT COASTAL GRAND MALL
  • FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT ALCOA TENNESSEE
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES KODAK TENNEESSEE (SEVIERVILLE AREA) OPENING SPRING 2009
  • FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT EVANSVILLE INDIANA
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ALCOA TENNESSEE
  • FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES BY MARRIOTT KODAK TENNESSEE (SEVIERVILLE AREA)
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS POWELL TENNESSEE
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MANCHESTER TENNESSEE
  • FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES BY MARRIOTT COOKEVILLE
  • COMFORT SUITES MANCHESTER TENNESSEE OPENING SPRING 2009
  • SPRING HILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT
  • PIGEON FORGE TENNESSEE OPENING WINTER 2009

About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express is the modern hotel 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 only).  There are currently more than 1,900 Holiday Inn Express locations around the globe.  For more information about Holiday Inn Express or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.hiexpress.com. 
 

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Contact:

Stephen Lowe 
  Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sevierville Kodak 
  hiexpresskodak@yahoo.com
 865.933.0087 

 M Gibson Hotels Group.

308 N Peters Road, Suite 150
Knoxville, TN 37922
http://www.MGibsonHotels.com
 

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