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 Intercontinental Hotels Group Recognizes the Holiday Inn
Harrisburg East for its $7.5 million Renovation 
Harrisburg, PA – September 20, 2006 - The Holiday Inn Harrisburg East will be receiving the Intercontinental Hotels Group prestigious 2006 Renovation Award at the Annual Americas Investors and Leadership Conference in Toronto this October.  

Lea Ann Kish, Chief Operating Officer of Milestone Hospitality Management which operates the hotel said that, “We are very honored to be the recipient of this prominent award.  Our renovation focused on achieving a residential look in our guest rooms with consideration to current lifestyle trends.  The exterior of the building looks smart as it follows the modern elements of the new Holiday Inn prototype design.”  

The property underwent a $7.5 million dollar comprehensive renovation which contemporized the hotel’s exterior and modernized all interior finishes and fixtures in the public spaces as well as the 274 oversized guest rooms.  The renovation included the addition of 12 two-room suites which overlook the beautifully landscaped courtyard and outdoor pool.  Additionally the meeting/conference space has expanded to 30,000 square feet which can accommodate up to 900 people theater style, 1,500 for a reception, or 750 for a banquet.  A state-of-the-art amphitheater was added – the only one of its kind in central Pennsylvania – which is equipped with High Speed Internet access at each seat, LCD projection with drop down screen, and surround sound.

Rich Gold, General Manager of Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, said, “We are so pleased to have been selected to receive this award.  But even more importantly, we’re excited to have dramatically enhanced our ability to make any event, from a complex conference to a family vacation, successful and special. We are now one of the most modern facilities in the region and can offer the flexibility of a full-service conference with state-of-the-art technology to an upscale black-tie banquet event. We can confidently say we’ve gone the extra mile on the outside with this renovation, and are doing the same on the inside, with our welcoming, accommodating staff, amenities and services.  We have the whole package!”

Since the completion of the renovation, Holiday Inn Harrisburg East has hosted businesses and organizations including Ciber, Pennsylvania Automotive Association, Pennsylvania Community Providers Association, Philadelphia Insurance, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Thrivant Financial, for meetings/conferences, and thousands of guests for personal and business affairs. 

The Holiday Inn Harrisburg East is a full-service Holiday Inn located within proximity to major transportation arteries including the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstates 81, 83, and 283.  Conveniently located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Capital Region, minutes from downtown Harrisburg and Hershey Pennsylvania, the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East offers deluxe accommodations, recreational facilities, unique banquet and meeting facilities and a state-of-the-art “amphitheater” for your next leisure, social or corporate affair. The Holiday Inn team far surpasses the leading competition with its mission of being a constant caring friend to its customers.

In addition to the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, Milestone Hospitality Management operates the Lancaster Host Resort (Lancaster, PA); Chateau Resort & Conference Center (Tannersville, PA); the Sturbridge Host Resort (Sturbridge, MA); the Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring Hotel (Silver Spring, MD); the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey (Grantville, PA); the Best Western Inn Hershey (Hershey, PA); the Best Western Gateway Adirondack Inn (Utica, NY); the Holiday Inn Utica (New Hartford, NY); the Microtel Inn & Suites (Sulphur, LA); the Holiday Inn Deland (Deland, FL); and a consortium of three Days Inn properties in Frankfort, Shepherdsville, and Fort Wright/Cincinnati, KY.


Holiday Inn Harrisburg East

Rich Gold

Also See: Milestone Capital Corporation Acquires the 299 room Holiday Inn Harrisburg East Hotel; Plans $5.5 million Renovation / October 2004
Milestone Capital Corporation the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center and the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center; To Undertake $11.0 Million in Planned Renovations / October 2005

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