by Matt Alderton | January 16, 2019
The Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport announced this week that is has commenced a multimillion-dollar renovation just a mile from George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport. The hotel originally opened in 1971 and was last renovated in 2012. Scheduled for completion in late 2019, its latest upgrade will encompass "nearly every inch" of the property, according to a press release. Highlights will include all 414 guest rooms -- each of which will be updated with new flooring, walls, lighting, artwork, TVs, furniture and bedding -- and fitness and recreational facilities, which will be updated to include new sand volleyball courts, a refurbished tennis court and a revamped fitness center with all-new cardio and weight-lifting equipment.
Also receiving updates are the hotel's food-and-beverage outlets, including the grab-and-go bar and full-service bar and restaurant; all meeting and event spaces, which total more than 8,000 square feet; and the lobby, which will be redesigned with the addition of a new "arrival lounge" where guests can plug in and work outside of their room.

"It is the beginning of a new era for the hotel, and we are excited to provide our business and leisure travelers as well as our Houston neighbors with top-notch facilities and amenities," said general manager John Muller. "This hotel will transform into a place that exemplifies modern comfort and will offer superior hospitality for our guests throughout their stay."

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