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Pika Hotel Group and Versatile Hotels Prepare to
Open The Holiday Inn & Suites Westchase in Houston, Texas

Houston, TX, February 24, 2011 – Pika Hotel Group announces the opening of their third IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) property in the Houston market in three years with the launch of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Westchase - Houston in early March of 2011.  The new-concept Holiday Inn is one of IHG’s new-generation prototypes and showcases the direction of Holiday Inn’s $1 billion re-launch program with its focus on modern, contemporary design and efficient, friendly service.

“It’s been a tough couple of years for the Houston lodging market, but we see evidence that we have passed the bottom of the economic cycle here in Houston.  We delayed its opening to wait out the cycle and feel that the timing is right to open,” said Ajay Patel, Managing Partner of the Pika Hotel Group.

The ultra-contemporary high-tech design of this hotel includes business-focused necessities like an ergonomic work station, data ports, complimentary USA Today and Houston Chronicle newspapers, complimentary guaranteed bandwidth high speed Internet. In addition to standard amenities, each room will have the upgraded guestroom accommodations – luxury mattresses, lounge chairs, in-room movies, in-room safes, makeup mirrors, headboard reading lights.

The hotel also features a full service restaurant, The Sporting News Grill, in which guests can enjoy refreshing drink by the fire and water fountain in the patio or by the pool.

The Holiday Inn Westchase - Houston will also offer a variety of other amenities such as on-site salt water pool and workout facilities. With 2700-sq. ft. of function space, the hotel will be available for business meetings and banquets. Conveniently located just off central highway hub by Beltway 8 and Westpark Tollroad in Houston’s growing Westchase district, the property will be within minutes to Westchase’s business parks and a short drive to the Energy Corridor, Galleria Area, and Southwest Freeway.

“This new-concept hotel carries Holiday Inn’s tradition of quality, comfort and service, but goes even farther with contemporary décor and amenities that are appreciated by today’s travelers,” said Marie Malloy, general manager. “We’re proud to be a part of the next generation of Holiday Inn. Westchase is a great business district and a perfect fit for the new Holiday Inn.”

The Holiday Inn Westchase - Houston is owned by Versatile Hotels and managed by Pika Management, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 10609 Westpark Drive, Houston TX 77042.


Paul W. Gleason III
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