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JRK Hotel Group Relaunches Nations Largest 287-room Holiday Inn Express
Nashville Downtown; Renovations a Part of IHG's Brand Refresh



Nashville, Tennessee November 9, 2010 -JRK Hotel Group, announced today that the recently renovated 287-room Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown, which  JRK owns and manages,  has been relaunched as part of Intercontinental Hotel Group’s plan to refresh the Holiday Inn Express Brand.
 
“We are proud to complete the relaunch of our very unique property.  Our location in the heart of Music City is perfect for the business and leisure traveler,” stated John Flannigan, President of JRK Hotel Group.
 
The relaunched Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown features elements that research has shown matter most to guests- a modern, contemporary hotel with efficient, friendly service and a great night’s sleep. Some of the changes that the hotel has made include:
  • All Holiday Inn employees go through an extensive “Stay Real” training program to ensure guests receive the level of service they expect
  • A new Holiday Inn Scent and Sound
  • Upgraded showers and bathroom amenities
  • New exterior lighting and landscaping
  • New signage with the re-designed logo
On top of the new look and feel at the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown, guests will experience the comforts and amenities that they are accustomed to including a newly upgraded complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar and special in-room amenities such as free high-speed internet access, microwaves, refrigerators, and 32” flat panel TVs. The hotel also has a state-of-the art fitness center and outdoor pool and sundeck for guests to utilize during their stay in Nashville. Additionally, the hotel features 10,000 square feet of meeting space and downtown Nashville’s only amphitheater making it a great choice for both meetings and events.
 
The downtown Nashville property embodies all of the standards of the relaunched Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brand. This $1 billion brand relaunch, which began in October 2007, was designed to improve quality and drive consistency at all Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotels around the world. In keeping with the tenets of the relaunch, The Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown has created an experience where guests can expect the fresh, clean, and comfortable stay they have come to expect with an improved level of service and more up to date feel.  
 
About JRK Hotel Group:
JRK Hotel Group, a division of JRK Asset Management, owns and operates premium boutique hotel properties around the country, including the Oceana Santa Monica, the Hotel Oceana Santa Barbara, the Roger Williams New York, and the largest Holiday Inn Express in the nation, located in Nashville, Tenn. The brand is committed to offering guests modern, luxurious accommodations with all the comforts of home, boasting residential design influences, high-tech amenities, and world-class customer service. For more information on JRK Hotel Group, please visit: jrkhotels.com.
 
About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express is the modern hotel for value-oriented travellers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. 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 2,000 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: 

Kristen Chester
 Marketing and Communications Manager
JRK Hotel Group
kchester@jrkhotels.com
(310) 656 6030

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Also See: JRK Hotel Group Sells Hotel Roger Williams in New York City to LaSalle Hotel Properties; JRK to Retain Management of Property / October 2010

In Three Separate Transactions LaSalle Hotel Properties Acquires the Hotel Monaco San Francisco for $68.5 million, the Westin Philadelphia for $145.0 million and the Embassy Suites Philadelphia -- Center City for $79.0 million / September 2010

HEI Hotels & Resorts, the Owner and Operator of the Embassy Suites Philadelphia, Completes $10 Million Renovation / June 2008

HEI Hospitality Acquires the 289-room Westin Philadelphia from Starwood for $89 million / November 2005
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