A new Holiday Inn hotel in Bellingham, WA, is the first to feature the brand's new "H4" design for hotels in the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced last week.
Developed in collaboration with Holiday Inn hotel owners and frequent guests, the new H4 design was created to "meet the changing needs of modern leisure and business travelers," according to IHG, which said H4 guest rooms have several unique features that make them flexible enough to be adapted to each guest's individual needs.
One highlight, for example, is a "Welcome Nook" where guests can drop their keys, hang their coat, and plug in their electronic devices, as they would in an entryway or mudroom at home. Rooms also feature a moveable desk and more than five dedicated points of power, which allows guests to work and play virtually anywhere in the room that they want to. Finally, H4 hotels include a new room type; called the "King Bed with Comfort Hideaway," it features a trundle-type bed that doubles as a sofa during the day and can pull out into two twin beds at night.
"Since its inception more than 60 years ago, the Holiday Inn brand has been a part of countless memorable experiences for travelers the world over. It's important for a brand with as much history as Holiday Inn to continually reinvent itself in order to maintain its place in the hearts and minds of guests," said Eric Lent, vice president, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, the Americas, IHG. "With H4, we've once again raised the expectation of what a great hotel stay can be, and we are thrilled to welcome the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham to the IHG family as the first of many properties to come featuring this innovative new design."
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham has 153 guest rooms, an onsite business center, 7,800 square feet of meeting space for groups of more than 785 people, an indoor saline pool with steam room and sauna, a fitness center, and an onsite restaurant specializing in Pacific Northwest cuisine.
"We can't wait to welcome guests traveling to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to the new Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham. With wonderfully designed rooms, spacious public areas, and state-of-the-art conference facilities, we have everything covered whatever the reason travelers stay," said General Manager Ragan Humphrey. "We are confident that our hotel will quickly become a favorite choice of leisure and business travelers visiting the area."
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