Interstate Hotels and Resorts Opens New Holiday Inn Express in Netherlands

Holiday Inn Express, a hotel brand from UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group, has announced the opening of its new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 1, 2012.

The 80-room hotel is located in Amsterdam’s financial district. The hotel has amenities that include a lobby bar, complimentary continental breakfast buffet and complimentary kosher breakfast.

The hotel also provides special Shabbat amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and there is an LCD satellite TV in every guestroom.

US-based hotel real estate investor, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, and TVHG Budget Group Beheer BV (TVHG), a Netherland-based hotel development company, jointly own the property. Interstate Hotels and Resorts are operating the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South under a long-term contract with InterContinental Hotels Group.

Leslie Ng, the chief investment officer of Interstate Hotels and Resorts, said, ‘Due to our long and strong relationships with the world’s leading brands, and our nearly 20 year successful track record in Europe, we are able to bring significant advantages to hotel owners and developers seeking to invest in the region.

This hotel is our third Holiday Inn branded hotel opened in Amsterdam within the last 14 months. We see numerous opportunities to expand our hotel portfolio in Europe, operating both premium branded hotels and luxury independent hotels and resorts as well.’

Jim Abrahamson, the chief executive officer of Interstate Hotels and Resorts, said, ‘Europe is a significant part of our strategic growth plan and this partnership with TVHG demonstrates our commitment to the region, particularly with well-regarded local partners. These nine hotels will give us a significant market presence in this vibrant country and we look forward to continuing our partnership with TVHG.’