The FINANCIAL — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the new-build 135-room Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh North Shore hotel. Pittsburgh is a hot market for hotel development, with the third largest lodging pipeline in the U.S., according to The Washington Times. The North Shore area, where the new Holiday Inn Express hotel is located, is known for its sports venues and is home to PNC Park, home field for the Pittsburgh Pirates MLB team, and Heinz Field, the stadium for the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL team.
Jennifer Gribble, Vice President, Holiday Inn Express Brand, IHG said: “As one of the largest and fastest growing hotel brands in the industry, we are pleased to continue adding to the Holiday Inn Express portfolio with hotel openings in top markets such as Pittsburgh. We are confident that this hotel, which offers friendly staff, comfort and convenience at an unbeatable value, will become the top choice for smart travelers in the Pittsburgh area.”
The Holiday Inn Express brand is the smart choice for travelers seeking a hotel that will help them rest and go while staying productive, delivering exactly what they need and nothing they don’t. The nearly 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide offer a simple and efficient stay through the uncomplicated yet personal service travelers expect from the brand, according to IHG.
The new hotel is one of the first new build properties to open with the brand’s newest design solution, which was created to meet the evolving needs of the brand’s target guest who is looking for a simple, smart travel experience. The design features an appealing combination of fresh, energetic and engaging elements, creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the Holiday Inn Express brand experience.
The property features an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Guest rooms include contemporary styling, comfortable queen, king-sized or two queen beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee.
The complimentary Express Start breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items and recently introduced healthy breakfast items, including Chobani yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Kellogg’s® breakfast cereals, new Quaker oatmeal flavors in cups and a toppings bar for yogurt, cereal and pancakes from the brand’s one-touch pancake machine. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a wide variety of options including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee.
Eric Kratsa, Executive Vice President, Kratsa Properties said: “We are excited to be one of the first Holiday Inn Express hotels with the brand’s new design solution. Our guests will experience the very latest in style and comfort during their stay in Pittsburgh and we are confident they will enjoy the design features unique to the Holiday Inn Express brand.”