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Bismarck Ridgeline, LLC & Dora Hospitality to Open
New 100-room Holiday Inn, Bismarck, North Dakota

INDIANAPOLIS (November, 2010) – Dora Hospitality, LLC today announced plans for a 100-room, Holiday Inn hotel in Bismarck, North Dakota.   The Holiday Inn - Bismarck is expected to open in 2012. The hotel plans to hire approximately 40 employees ranging from guest service representatives and housekeepers to restaurant servers and cooks.

The property is based on the Holiday Inn brand’s “Next-Generation” prototype and 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.  The 90,000 sq.-ft. Holiday Inn Bismarck was developed to provide the features and amenities that guests want.  It will feature a contemporary, innovative design that provides accessible comfort such as, friendly service and a great night’s sleep, and will set new standards for business travelers and families alike.  

“We are proud to welcome the Bismarck, ND property to the Dora Hospitality family of fine hotels,” said Robert Dora, president of Dora Hospitality. “The hotel adds to our inventory of great North Dakota hotels, and Bismarck is a market where we believe this new Holiday Inn will thrive.”  Dora already operates extended stay hotels in Bismarck and Minot and has another under construction in Minot, in partnership with ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Real Builders, Inc. and Dan Schmaltz of Bismarck.

The full-service hotel will include a Sports Grill restaurant, featuring lunch and dinner menus that reflect the tastes of sports fans, with specialty burgers, Choice Steaks, unique appetizers and a signature Sports Grill steak salad.  In keeping with the spirit of a sports bar, there will be an extensive selection of beers available. The restaurant will offer Holiday Inn’s Best-4-Breakfast® menu, where kids 12 and younger eat free! 

The restaurant’s design includes touches like hardwood-style flooring, solid wood tables and unique circular booth seating. The division between the bar and seated dining area will make the restaurant an equally suitable option for social events or a business dinner.  Bold photographs taken from the rich history of North Dakota sports will pay tribute to North Dakota athletes and sports figures as well as some of the greatest moments in sports history, while high-definition televisions broadcast current games and events. 

The hotel design debuts a bold change in room décor for Holiday Inn and will create a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend-forward and comfortable. The hotel will feature a natural, fresh color palette punctuated by pops of energetic colors.  Guest beds will be made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” And the bathrooms will include a specially designed showerhead that offers superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities.

The residential design includes business-focused necessities like an ergonomic work station, data ports, complimentary high speed Internet access in the guest rooms, with high speed access that is available both wired and wireless.  In addition, each room will have upgraded Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, and flat panel high - definition televisions with cable access, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. 

The Holiday Inn-Bismarck will also offer a variety of other amenities such as a fitness center, washers and dryers, a sweet shop, indoor pool, and business center.

“A home-away-from-home for generations of travelers, Holiday Inn has always represented a familiar and convenient hotel experience, but this new hotel will bring quality and comfort in the Holiday Inn experience to a whole new level,” said Robert Dora. “We’re proud to be a part of the next generation of Holiday Inn.  Bismarck is a well-traveled market and a perfect fit for North Dakota’s newest Holiday Inn.”  “We expect this hotel to be the finest hotel in North Dakota”, said Joe Dora, Vice President – Hotel Operations.

Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards.  The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 52 million members.  

The Holiday Inn Bismarck is owned by Bismarck Ridgeline, LLC and managed by Dora Hospitality, LLC under a license agreement.  Dora Hospitality is located at 9904 North by Northeast Blvd Fishers, IN 46037.  Dora Hospitality also operates the Candlewood Suites in Bismarck and Minot.

About Holiday Inn

With more than 1,300 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts 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, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.”



Robert Dora

President, Holiday Inn – Bismarck, North 




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