InterContinental Hotels Group opened the first ever Holiday Inn Express in Singapore on Orchard Road

Singapore, 2013-07-19 — / — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)has opened the first ever Holiday Inn Express in Singapore, located in the heart of the country’s vibrant shopping district and entertainment hub, Orchard Road. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road is the first of two Holiday Inn Express hotels planned for Singapore during the brand’s rapid expansion across South East Asia.

The 221-room hotel is within easy walking distance of popular shopping malls, such as ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, as well as prime medical centres, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Paragon Medical Centre. The hotel offers convenient access to great restaurants, bars and entertainment options. Somerset and Orchard MRT Stations are just a stone’s throw away, providing easy access to the CBD and the rest of Singapore.

“Savvy travellers are constantly seeking a high quality experience that provides all the essentials they need to be self-reliant and make the most of their trip. We are very excited to be the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Singapore where guests can expect a fuss-free and refreshing stay with guaranteed comfort and convenience at a reasonable price,”said Mark Winterton, Area General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Singapore and Malaysia.

Guests will stay refreshed and energised during their time at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road with:

–     Free and fast Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, so guests can stay connected all day, every day.

–     Free Express Start™ breakfast bar to get guests’ days off to a great start or, for those in a hurry, a Grab & Go breakfast option.

–     Well-designed rooms, featuring high quality bedding with a choice of soft and firm pillows.

–     Refreshing power showers in the bathrooms with three-head massage showerhead to recharge guests after a long day exploring Orchard Road.

–     The hotel also features a self-service business centre and laundry room.

“Globally, Holiday Inn Express is one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the industry and, in South East Asia, the brand has a particularly bright future ahead. We are confident that Holiday Inn Express will do well in Singapore, whether guests are here for a quick stopover or longer trip, for business or for leisure.” said Clarence Tan, Chief Operating Officer South East Asia and Resorts, IHG.

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road is at 20 Bideford Road. The hotel is offering guests a special opening rate from SGD 198++ per night, for stays until 30 November.

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road is the third Holiday Inn Express hotel in South East Asia, joining two sister hotels in Thailand –Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central and Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam. In Singapore, the hotel will be joined by Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay in Q1 2014. Over the next five years 17 hotels are scheduled to open in South East Asia across Thailand (2), Indonesia (12), Singapore (1) and Malaysia (2).

Holiday Inn Express is the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travellers, with the added reassurance of an international hotel brand offering safety, reliability and quality. To make a booking, visit

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IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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InterContinental Hotels Group opened the first ever Holiday Inn Express in Singapore on Orchard Road

InterContinental Hotels Group opened the first ever Holiday Inn Express in Singapore on Orchard Road