News for the Hospitality Executive
|San Antonio, TX (February, 2007)– InterContinental Hotels
Group announces that the 306-room El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel has become
a franchise of the Holiday Inn Brand.
“We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn family of hotels. Holiday Inn hotels are specifically designed for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience, and this property fits well within that offering,” said Mark Snyder, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts. “Development in San Antonio, TX is key in expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and growing a strong presence in one of America's most popular tourist destinations.”
Situated on the famous Riverwalk, the newly renovated hotel boasts a tropical paradise amid a Latin American décor throughout the lobby and guestrooms. The property is just minutes from The Alamo. Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas are also a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel-Holiday Inn offers a variety of amenities such as 37,000 square feet of meeting space with full catering services, poolside “dive-in” movies, STRIVE, a 3,000 square foot fitness club, live entertainment in the Tiki Bar on Friday and Saturday and much more.
The hotel’s dining facility Mangos features a made-to-order pasta buffet for lunch or a soup and salad bar and signature entrees for dinner. Room Service Right…On Time™, also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s lounge Tiki. Tiki lounge offers tropical signature drinks and live salsa and Mexican tropical music every Friday and Saturday. With more than 37,000-sq. ft. of function space, the hotel is available for business meetings and banquets.
“San Antonio is a well-traveled market for tourism and business and a perfect fit for the Holiday Inn product,” said Shawn Kenworthy general manager
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel-Holiday Inn is owned and managed by Fiesta
Riverwalk, Ltd. and operated by Hammer/Lifshutz Hospitality under a license
agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group located in
Atlanta, GA. The El Tropicano Hotel Rivewalk is owned by Tracy Hammer,
James Lifshutz and Doyle Walsh.
About Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
With nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,650 hotels and 543,775 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.
Mae Escobar-Community Relations Manager
|Also See:||Morning Star Hospitality Services, Inc., Selected to Manage the El Tropicano Hotel, on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas / June 2006|
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