First Holiday Inn Express property opens in Quebec


InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the new-build 134-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel in Quebec.

This hotel is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in the city and joins other IHG properties in the Greater Montreal area including: the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Montreal Airport hotel, the Holiday Inn Laval hotel and a recently-announced new-build Holiday Inn hotel expected to open in downtown Montreal in 2017. The hotel, located near businesses such as Kraft Canada and Ericsson and attractions including the Zig Zag Zoo and Mont Rigaud, is expected to become a top choice for business and leisure travellers in the Vaudreuil-Dorion area.

Jennifer Gribble, vice president Holiday Inn Express brand, IHG said: “From the moment guests see the recognizable blue sign as they approach the Holiday Inn Express Vaudreuil-Dorion hotel, they know that their stay will be straightforward and enjoyable. They know that they will get a great night’s rest, enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning with a variety of choices to meet their needs and get on their way to accomplish their travel goals. This brand was created to deliver just that and it’s what we strive to do every day in every hotel.”

The Holiday Inn Express brand is the smart choice for travellers seeking a hotel that will help them rest and go while staying productive, delivering exactly what they need and nothing they don’t. The more than 2,300 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide offer a simple and efficient stay through the uncomplicated yet personal service travellers expect from the brand.

The hotel features an indoor saltwater pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. Business travellers can take advantage of one of seven suites each featuring a private meeting room for up to four people. The hotel also offers 1,820 square feet of meeting space which can comfortably accommodate up to 225 people for a cocktail style reception. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, comfortable queen, king-sized or two double beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100-percent Arabica coffee.

The complimentary Express Start breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items and now features an expanded selection of healthy breakfast items, including Oikos yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Kellogg’s breakfast cereals, new Quaker oatmeal flavors in cups and a toppings bar for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. 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.

Kristopher Wekarchuk, general manager, Holiday Inn Express Vaudreuil-Dorion said: “The Vaudreuil-Dorion market is a great fit for the Holiday Inn Express brand due to its convenient location near Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport, Joseph Carrier Industrial Park and Kraft Canada. We look forward to providing our guests with unmatched comfort and convenience at a great value.”

The hotel, located at 33 Boulevard de la Cité -des-Jeunes Est, is owned and managed by Hotel M.