Holiday Inn St. Louis Airport completes renovations

St Louis, MO - The Holiday Inn St Louis Airport Hotel located at 4505 Woodson Road at Lambert International Airport has recently completed a major multi –million renovation and is celebrating on occasion with a Grand Re-Opening event on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 11:00 am until 3:00pm with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 noon.

“Change is In!” with the hotel completing Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)’s Holiday Inn Brand Re-Launch. This re-launch includes new brand hallmarks and logos. The interior renovations include all 158 guestrooms, hotel lobby and front desk, meeting and banquet space, fitness center, and restaurant and lounge. Exterior renovations include updated Holiday Inn brand specific architecture design, painting, and new signage.

After months of transformation, the Holiday Inn St Louis Airport Hotel is now better than ever and ready to provide full service satisfaction to St. Louis’ business and leisure travelers. The entire lobby renovations included a new front desk with lighted backdrop, new wall coverings, lighting, and the new Holiday Inn Scent and contemporary music to enhance the guest experience. Guest room and suites now include new carpet, new furnishings, and a refrigerator in every room, and new granite vanities, mirrors and lighting in guest bathrooms. Meeting and banquet space features new carpeting, wall coverings, and lighting. The fitness center doubled in size and includes state of the art fitness equipment, free weights and two flat screen TV’s for the enjoyment of the avid fitness enthusiast. The new restaurant, Jet Set Bar and Grill, was renovated with a St Louis themed décor and a delicious new menu. The revised and improved catering menus now feature a wide variety of creative food and beverage selections. “It is a pleasure to have such a great property to offer our guests,” says Henry Halverson, General Manager.

Conveniently located ½ mile from Lambert International Airport, the property is in the center of the airport district, as well as restaurants, and car rentals facilities with quick access to the highway 70. The hotel’s amenities include complimentary high speed wireless internet, complimentary airport shuttle, park, stay and go rates, full service restaurant, lounge, room service, state of the art fitness center and business center. The hotel’s beautifully appointed guestrooms include a refrigerator, coffee maker and other amenities for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel offers 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space for groups of various sizes. The meeting space includes two ballrooms, and other distinctive meeting options.

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