TORONTO — Palm Holdings has received the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 2017 Developer of the Year Award, given to hoteliers achieving distinction in hotel development, it was announced March 27.
Palm Holdings won this honour for its most recent IHG property, the Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Halifax-Bedford, which opened in March, 2016, after a substantial conversion renovation. The 113-room hotel features 20 suites, approximately 2,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness studio and business centre. The new hotel’s design follows the Holiday Inn Express Brand’s Formula Blue concept.
“IHG continues to grow, thanks in a large part to our distinguished developers. I am pleased to include Palm Holdings within this group. Palm Holdings clearly demonstrates the highest standards in hotel development and we are happy to honor them with a Developer of the Year Award,” said Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president Canada, IHG, in a release.
“We appreciate the recognition and support from all at IHG, we are fortunate to accept this award on behalf of our extended family who work hard every day within our hotels to make a difference. IHG has been a great partner for Palm Holdings in Canada and the US and we look forward to continuing our journey together onto the next hotel” said Rajan Taneja, senior vice-president, acquisitions and sales, Palm Holdings, in a release.