IHG Announces the Opening of Renovated Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City-The Aladdin

17 Apr 2007 [09:35h]     Bookmark and Share

Multi-Million Dollar Investment Restores Historic Property

ATLANTA  – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today that the renovated 193-room Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City-The Aladdin will open next month.

„The Aladdin beautifully captures Holiday Inn’s iconic heritage while offering a fresh and relevant experience for its guests,“ said Mark Snyder, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. „This property is situated in an outstanding location for business and leisure travelers, features all of the conveniences and amenities people have come to expect from the brand, and is especially interesting from an architectural perspective.“

Built in 1925 and listed on the National Historic Register, this 100,000 sq.-ft. hotel features beautiful marble lobbies and art deco furnishings throughout. All of the property’s stunning architectural details will be restored to their original appearance to maintain the historic appeal.

The hotel is located within walking distance to the Convention Center, the Financial District, H&R Block, the Theater District (including the Folly Theatre and the Lyric Theater) as well as the new Power and Light District. The Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City-The Aladdin offers such business conveniences as complimentary wired and wireless Internet access throughout

the hotel, a business center, two meeting rooms and one ballroom comprising almost 4000 sq.-ft. of meeting space. Other amenities include a fitness center, 24-hour front desk and same-day laundry and valet.

The Aladdin’s dining facilities, The Zebra Room and The Martini Loft, offer guests an upscale dining experience. The stunning Martini Loft offers a light fare with unique martinis, while the stylish Zebra Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring its signature KC Strip dish. The Zebra Room also serves the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, which includes Cinnamon Supreme French ToastTM, Low-Carb InspirationsTM and Skillet InspirationsTM. Kids ages 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inns 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.

Standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations feature comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, 32-inch flat screen HDTV, cable television, hairdryer, coffee-maker, iron and ironing board. With the business traveler in mind, guestrooms also include a work desk and ergonomic chair, data ports, complimentary USA Today newspapers, and in-room check-out capabilities. Guestrooms at the Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City-The Aladdin will feature new finishes and case goods, and all public space will undergo a complete refurbishment while preserving the historic elements.

„We’ve invested millions in this one-of-a-kind property,“ said Frank Fry, general manager. „The historic architecture and design elements combined with all of the modern conveniences travelers need make The Aladdin a stand-out hotel for anyone visiting Kansas City.“

The Holiday Inn Downtown Kansas City-The Aladdin, owned and managed by Wright Investment Properties under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, is located at 1215 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64105. Telephone: (816) 421-8888; Facsimile: (816) 421-8889.

About Holiday Inn

With nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, and the ability to earn Priority Club Rewards points that can be redeemed for great merchandise, airline miles or free room nights, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of

Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as „America’s Favorite Hotel.“ For more information about Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit http://www.holidayinn.com/.

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts participates in Priority Club Rewards. With more than 31 million members, Priority Club® Rewards is the first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program in the hotel industry. Winner of the 18th Annual Freddie Awards hotel loyalty „Program of the Year“ and named „Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World“ by Global Traveler magazine, Priority Club Rewards offers more sought-after benefits and the greatest ease of use of any hotel loyalty program.

Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s 3,700 hotels worldwide.

Media Contacts:
Brad Minor
Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
Jennifer Tolchin
Weber Shandwick

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