Holiday Inn & Suites to open in St. Catharines, Ontario


By travel daily

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces the opening of the Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines North. The hotel is part of an overall IHG effort to best meet the needs of business and leisure travellers to this area.

The Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines North is located in the urban centre of Niagara Region, just off the QEW Highway and 406 Highway. Facilities include the Parkway Lanes Sports and Entertainment Centre, home of a 40 lane bowling centre, a Timothy’s World Coffee Kiosk and a 17,000 sq. feet conference centre. The hotel is 15 km away from the stunning Niagara Falls and driving distance from attractions such as Niagara wineries, Niagara-on-the-lake and Fallsview Casino, making it an ideal location for business and leisure travellers alike.

The Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines North will show case 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. First announced in 2007, the relaunch program was established to create a more contemporary brand image, increase quality and drive consistency. The global estate of more than 3,300 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties were relaunched by the end of 2010.

“We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn family of hotels with the brand new sign and everything it represents. Holiday Inn hotels are specifically designed for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience, and this property fits well within that offering,” said Gina LaBarre, senior vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. “Development in Southwestern Ontario is important in expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across the Americas.”

The hotel’s dining facility features the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfasta menu, featuring signature items such as Cinnamon Supreme French Toast and Skillet Inspirations. Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right…On Time, also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s lounge, which will offer a pub fare menu.

Standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations feature comfortable double queen or king-sized beds, deluxe suites with a mini kitchenette, a sitting area with a sofa bed and lounge chair, cable television, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” Bathrooms include a specially designed showerhead that offers superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities. Guestrooms provide a work desk and ergonomic chair, data ports and in-room check-out capabilities. Complimentary high speed Internet access and free wireless is also available. The Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines North offers a variety of amenities such as an on-site fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and restaurant.

“We are very excited to be opening our doors,” said Michael O’Doherty, general manager of Holiday Inn & Suites St. Catharines North. “We have invested in this property with the goal of providing visitors of the area with a hotel that is convenient while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere with all the latest in comfort, and we are thrilled with the end result.”

All 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 56 million members.

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