• IHG Expands Holiday Inn Express® Portfolio in St. Petersburg U.S.

    New property in ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA to feature new sign and brand standards as part of the worldwide brand re-launch



    ST. PETERSBURG (04/04/2017) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading global hotel companies announces plans for a new 121-room Holiday Inn Express® in St. Petersburg, Florida. MPH Hotels, Inc as the owner operator with their newest property is expected to open mid-April, 2017 and will be City of Seminole’s first hotel. The hotel plans to hire 35 employees, ranging from Housekeeping to Front Desk.


    The Holiday Inn brand family’s $1BN global brand re-launch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history, continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel will feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.


    Guests at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Seminole | St. Petersburg | Madeira Beach will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a productive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The hotel’s newly enhanced complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar will feature a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee.  The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products.  Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection where they will find new crisp fresh bedding which features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets.


    “Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Brand Management, the Holiday Inn brand family, the Americas, IHG. “With more than 2,100 properties worldwide, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to expand in markets like St. Petersburg, FL, providing our guests with an enhanced stay experience at a great value.  We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn brand family with the brand new sign and everything it represents.”


    The new 67,000 sq.-ft. property offers a variety of amenities such as a 24-hour pool & hot tub, 24-hour fitness center, DirecTV®, meeting space and complimentary breakfast. Standard Holiday Inn Express & Suites guest rooms feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, in room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee.  Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access, free local and toll free phone calls (U.S. and Canada only), and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers. 


    “More than $15 million will be invested to build this property and we are looking forward to the end result,” said Heather Davis, general manager. “Holiday Inn Express & Suites is modern, fresh, clean, uncomplicated and a perfect fit for St. Petersburg, FL”


    The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Seminole, and managed by MPH Hotels Inc. and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and is located at 14816 100th Way North, St. Petersburg, FL; telephone: 727-914-7107; facsimile: 727-914-7103.


    Holiday Inn Express & Suits participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards soon to be IHG Rewards® Club this July.  The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 73 million members.  Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHG.com/priorityclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.


    About Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotels

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites 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, free high-speed internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only).  There are currently more than 2,100 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the globe.  For more information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.hiexpress.com.

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