The FINANCIAL — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces a new Holiday Inn hotel in downtown Montreal, Québec, scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. This hotel will be the 12th IHG hotel in the greater Montreal region and the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the city. As of Q1 2015, IHG has 172 hotels open in Canada and another 31 in the pipeline.
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Montreal Centre-Ville West hotel will feature 40 floors, 225 guest rooms, including 30 suites. The hotel, located in the heart of Montreal’s business district, will be near business destinations such as CIBC and IBM Towers, GCI and Concordia University. The hotel will also be in close proximity to cultural attractions including the Bell Center, home to the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Central Station, according to IHG.
Stuart Laurie, Regional Director Midscale Franchise-Canada, IHG, said: “The Holiday Inn brand has been highly successful in Canada since it was first introduced to the region 54 years ago. Growth in Canada is a priority for IHG, and we are very pleased to add a hotel to our portfolio in a high profile location like downtown Montreal.”
Located on Boulevard Rene Lévesque ouest and near Lucien L’Allier Metro Station, the hotel will offer a variety of on-site amenities including free Wi-Fi, ample meeting space, a fitness center and a swimming pool. The hotel’s restaurant, The Blue Line Bistro-Bar, will serve casual dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn hotels 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. The hotel will be designed to include elements from IHG’s Green Engage program for overall energy recovery and reuse including low energy windows and light bulbs.
Hotel Owner Pierre Varadi said: “Holiday Inn is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world, and we’re pleased to bring the brand to the heart of Montreal. We look forward to welcoming our guests with contemporary design, modern amenities and the warm, welcoming service that they’ve come to expect from Holiday Inn hotels.”