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IHG Signs Three More Holiday Inn Express Hotels in UK

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InterContinental Hotels Group has signed three more Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK: Holiday Inn Express London Vauxhall Nine Elms, Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village and Holiday Inn Express Wigan in Greater Manchester.

Holiday Inn Express London Vauxhall Nine Elms

Operating under a franchise agreement with first time IHG owner Heathdeal Ltd, the 132-room Holiday Inn Express London Vauxhall Nine Elms will open later this year. The property will be rebranded from an existing hotel into a Holiday Inn Express.

Located very close to Vauxhall Cross and the Nine Elms Battersea area, the hotel will form part of one of Londons largest regeneration projects and will neighbour the new shops and offices being built as part of the redevelopment which is set to attract additional demand. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from Vauxhall Rail and Tube Station.

Hanif Bhimji, Owner of Heathdeal Ltd and Holiday Inn Express London - Vauxhall Nine Elms said, Were delighted to be developing our first hotel with IHG. This Holiday Inn Express hotel will become a key landmark of Vauxhall Nine Elms after its regeneration , providing fantastic accommodation along Londons South Bank.

Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village

Meanwhile, the 135-room Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village will open this summer operating under a franchise agreement with KS Hotels Limited.

The recently built property will feature six meeting rooms, a bar, lounge and dining area, as well as an on-site car park with 165 car park spaces.

Leigh Sports Village is home to Leigh Centurians Rugby League Football Club, and also hosts Blackburn Rovers and the Manchester United youth team.

The well-connected multi-purpose venue accommodates concerts and boasts a conference venue with a 250 delegate capacity.

The site is close to Manchester and Liverpool, as well as the towns of Warrington, Bolton and Wigan. Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village will be the only hotel in the Leigh Sports Village complex.

Kim Eivind Krohn, Owner of KS Hotels Limited and Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village said, Were very much looking forward to opening our first Holiday Inn Express, a well-established and extremely popular worldwide brand, following a full refurbishment of the existing Leigh Sports Village Hotel.

Holiday Inn Express Wigan

Opening in 2015 is the 87-room Holiday Inn Express Wigan, operating under a franchise agreement with Viking Bear Limited.

Located nearby Wigans city centre and within close proximity to DW Stadium, the hotel is well placed to receive guests from the stadiums busy conference centre, as well as sports fans and business travellers needing overnight accommodation.

Stephen McManamon, Owner of Viking Bear Limited and Holiday Inn Express Wigan said, The hotel will give the towns leisure and business facilities a boost, particularly for the stadium which hosts the super league rugby champions Wigan Warriors and 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic Football Club.

InterContinental, IHG, Holiday Inn Express, London, Manchester, UK

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