News for the Hospitality Executive
ATLANTA (June 5, 2013) – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announces the opening of the Holiday Inn® Baltimore - BWI Airport Area, located just minutes from Baltimore Washington Thurgood International Airport (BWI). Close to major businesses and attractions, the 137-room hotel at 815 Elkridge Landing Road is completely renovated and offers a fresh and welcoming environment.
“We are proud to welcome the Holiday Inn Baltimore - BWI Airport Area hotel to the Holiday Inn brand family,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn Brand Family IHG. “This hotel is among the over 1,200 properties worldwide which represent the new face of a brand that is redefining innovative guest comfort and convenience in cities across America. The Baltimore/Washington area is a key market where we believe this Holiday Inn hotel will thrive.”
Featuring a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage, the new addition to Baltimore hotels is in line with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio.
“We are delighted to be joining the Holiday Inn brand family,” said Stacey Schuhardt, general manager, Holiday Inn Baltimore - BWI Airport. “We look forward to welcoming both business and leisure guests to all that the Baltimore and Washington D.C. areas have to offer, and providing them with the best service in the area.“
Located just a short distance from Interstate 95, and the Baltimore Washington Parkway, the new Holiday Inn hotel is close to major business destinations, Fort Meade and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Nearby leisure attractions include Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Maryland Zoo and baseball’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The hotel also includes a new lobby and restaurant – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, with signature items such as Rainforest Alliance™ Certified coffee, Cinnamon Supreme French Toast™ and Skillet Inspirations™. Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn hotels when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right … On Time™, also at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time.
Holiday Inn hotels feature a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” And the bathrooms include a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and Bath & Body Works® amenities. In addition, guests can expect the standard Holiday Inn hotel guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.
The Holiday Inn Baltimore - BWI Airport hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInn. Holiday Inn hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, soon to be named IHG® Rewards Club this July. The industry’s fast-growing guest loyalty program with 73 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHG.com/priorityclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.
About Holiday Inn hotels
With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn® brand is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities and Kids Eat and Stay Free programs demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.” And now, the Holiday Inn brand has been ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-scale Full Service Hotel Chains”, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 and 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. For more information about Holiday Inn hotels, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit IHG.com/holidayinn. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme will be renamed and relaunched as IHG Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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