About Holiday Inn Express Brand
The original Holiday Inn chain of hotels was founded in 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee, by Kemmons Wilson to provide inexpensive family accommodation for travellers within the USA.
Wilson initially came up with the idea after a family road trip to Washington, DC, during which he was disappointed by the quality and consistency provided by the roadside motels. The name Holiday Inn was given to the original hotel by architect Eddie Bluestein as a joke, in reference to the Bing Crosby movie.
The brand name Holiday Inn is now owned by IHG who in turn license it out to franchisees and third parties. There are now over 2000 Holiday Inn hotels globally.
Holiday Inn Express is a mid-priced hotel chain. Our focus is on offering a clean, fresh, uncomplicated approach to a value for money stay. We provide you with “…everything you need when you’re on the move.”
DID YOU KNOW?
- The free Express Start® breakfast bar, represented the most rapid food and beverage implementation in the hospitality industry. Available at more than 1,600 hotels in the U.S.
- Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the industry, opening on average two hotels a week.
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Holiday Inn Express offers a free hot breakfast offer and guests also receive complimentary toiletries, available at reception. We also offer same day dry cleaning plus laundry. A 24 hour business centre next to reception has photocopying services, PC, fax, phone and modem points, ideal for guests doing business in Cheltenham.
The rooms are large and comfortable with bright decor adding to the sense of space. Views out of the large double glazed windows are beautiful whether you are facing the courtyard or externally. Each room is internet ready fitted with high speed fibre optic internet and contains a large flat screen TV plus a desk and a sofa bed, meaning each room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children, perfect if you are travelling with youngsters. All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, each with an invigorating power shower. All rooms are accessed using a key card, plus an additional internal deadbolt for additional security.
The Holiday Inn Express aims to please everyone, as a result we have installed an excellent array of accessible facilities to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible, features include: The required turning circle in both bedroom and en-suite to allow for wheelchair users; level access to showers fitted with grab rails and shower seat; emergency pull cord in en-suite including emergency call point adjacent to bed; additional spy hole, security chain and light switches for easy access; vibrating pillows that activate in the event of an alarm sounding for any guests with hearing difficulties.