$22 Million Holiday Inn to Open in Lake Forest, CA

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$22 Million Holiday Inn to Open in Lake Forest, CA
« on: September 17, 2009, 19:03:40 »
New-build property features new sign and brand standards as part of the worldwide brand relaunch

ATLANTA, GA - September 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today that the Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum will open within a month.

The property will showcase 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.  The Holiday Inn brand relaunch is the largest in the history of the hospitality industry, with more than 3,200 hotels around the world being updated - improving quality and driving consistency at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world. The global estate is expected to be relaunched by the end of 2010, and more than 1,000 hotels have been already been relaunched to date.

“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, vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. “Development in Irvine is important in expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across the Americas.”

The 148-room Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum offers a variety of amenities including an outdoor pool and spa, sundries shop with ATM, and iPhone docking stations with radio alarm in each guestroom.

The hotel’s dining facility, Kem’s Restaurant, features the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfast menu, featuring signature items such as Cinnamon Supreme French ToastTM and Skillet InspirationsTM.  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 TimeTM, 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, Kem’s, which will offer contemporary American cuisine.  With more than 900 square feet of function space, the hotel will also be available for business meetings.

Standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a 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 complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.

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 44 million members.  Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,300 hotels worldwide.

The Holiday Inn Irvine South/Irvine Spectrum is owned and managed by SoCal Hospitality, LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel is located at 23131 Lake Center Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630.