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Phoenix, Jan. 5, 2017Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe has completed a renovation of its lobby, food and beverage area, meeting space, 24-hour fitness center and hotel exterior conforming to the sleek and modern Formula Blue design specifications. The renovation was managed by San Diego-based hotel management company, RAR Hospitality which assumed management of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe in September 2015.

To offer the most refreshing, comfortable and affordable stay for guests, the first phase of the Formula Blue renovation for the 128-guestroom hotel started in July 2016 and ended in October 2016. The second phase will consist of a total hotel room renovation which is scheduled for completion by September 2017. During the first phase of the hotel overhaul, the property’s main entrance including the front desk and common areas such as the breakfast bar and outdoor spaces were completely redesigned. New furniture, fixtures and equipment refreshed the swimming pool and patio area.

“The revitalized Holiday Inn Express & Suites honors InterContinental Hotels Group’s Formula Blue design standards to target the smart traveler and evolving generation of guests,” said Marc Potash, president and chief operating officer of RAR Hospitality. “We are proud to debut the latest modern design concept in the Tempe and Phoenix market from one of the fastest and largest growing brands in the world.”

The Holiday Inn Express brand is a smart choice for value-conscious travelers seeking a hotel that provides comfortable rest and personal service all at a competitive price. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe first opened its door in 2000 and has close proximity to corporate locations of businesses in Downtown Tempe such as State Farm Insurance and Lifelock, retail and entertainment options such as Arizona Mills Shopping Center and Legoland Discovery Center Arizona, and is located six miles away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and five miles from Arizona State University.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe is located at 1520 W. Baseline Road, Tempe. For more information on RAR Hospitality, please visit

About RAR Hospitality

RAR Hospitality offers the full spectrum of hospitality management services to hotel and resort owners, developers, lenders, and investors. Founded by Bob Rauch, the “Hotel Guru,” RAR Hospitality is headquartered in San Diego and has a hotel presence in Southern California, Arizona and Colorado. RAR’s clients include boutique, branded, and independent hotels. With more than two decades of experience delivering expert services and oversight to hoteliers, developers, and hospitality finance professionals, RAR is one of the industry’s most trusted and respected names. For more information, visit

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About the Holiday Inn Express® brand

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently 2,438 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit

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