InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has expanded its portfolio in the US with the opening of a new hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Orlando East – UCF Area, in Florida.
Located at E Colonial Drive, the new hotel is in close proximity to University of Central Florida and Central Florida Research Park, as well as Brighthouse Networks Stadium, CFE Arena and the Amway Center.
The new hotel has 91 guest rooms, including 28 suites, which are all designed in accordance with the Holiday Inn brand’s $1bn global brand re-launch project.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Orlando East is the first new hotel to be opened in east Orlando in eight years and is considered to be suitable location for business and leisure travelers due to the easily accessible business and entertainment venues.
The new property features new preferred-guest upgrades including a 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary high-speed internet access and a business centre with both Mac and PC computers, as well as free local phone and toll free phones with private voicemail, complimentary USA Today newspapers.
IHG Holiday Inn Brand Family Americas senior vice-president Heather Balsley said the brand hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travellers.
"With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value," Balsley added.
"We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn brand family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents."
The new Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Orlando East – UCF Area hotel will be owned and operated by the PRM Hotels, which is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
The complimentary Express Start breakfast bar at the hotel features a wide range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast coffee.
All the guest rooms of the property will feature contemporary styling, a 39in HD LED TV, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee.
The rooms will also feature the SimplySmart shower with Stay Smart Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Orlando East – UCF Area general manager Bruce Grube said: "Whether our guests are here for business or leisure, we look forward to providing an enhanced guest experience and an enjoyable stay."