Holiday Inn Express open near St. John's airport

New St. John's Holiday Inn Express features works by local artist James Miller.

New St. John's Holiday Inn Express features works by local artist James Miller.

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ST. JOHN'S,
N.L. — The Holiday Inn Express &
Suites St. John's International Airport opened its doors on Feb. 11.

Managed by
Maryland-based Urgo Hotels Canada and
owned by MP LIMITED PARTNERSHIP,
this new hotel is located right at St. John's International Airport and is
helmed by general manager Greg Ivany.

As the
latest addition to the global Holiday Inn Express portfolio, the hotel is a
reflection of the vibrancy of its surrounding city, revealing a modern and
artful interior styling inspired by local artists and the city's distinct
bright hues. Guestroom walls are adorned with beautiful custom artwork by St.
John's-born James Miller, adding to an authentic local
experience.

“We are
delighted to continue to expand the growing network of Holiday Inn Express
hotels in Canada's North East Coast and are especially pleased to have Greg
Ivany leading the hotel opening,” said Serge Primeau, vice president of
operations and development at Urgo Hotels Canada.

The
ownership entity is a partnership between the Penney Group, led by Gail Penney,
and Regal Realty, led by Bill Mahoney, both of whom are local business people

The Holiday
Inn Express & Suites St. John's International Airport has a total of 120
guestrooms (including suites) over five floors. Each room is equipped with a
Smart TV that includes pre-loaded apps such as Netflix, Facebook and YouTube.
Other hotel features include Wi-Fi in all guestrooms, meeting rooms and lobby;
an indoor pool and fitness center; a business center; and a total of 1,800
square feet of event space with capacity for 115 people in the largest room.