Dora Hotel Company Announces the Opening of the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute

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Fishers, Indiana based Dora Hotel Company is excited to announce the opening of the new 83-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute.

“The Holiday Inn Express & Suites will provide visitors to Terre Haute with a fantastic experience,”

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms announces that a new 83-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Terre Haute, Indiana opens today. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute will be area’s first Holiday Inn Express hotel.

The property showcases the brand’s new sign, which is the seal of approval that this hotel exemplifies the standards of the $1 billion Holiday Inn brand relaunch program. The Holiday Inn brand relaunch is the largest in the history of the hospitality industry, with more than 3,400 hotels around the world being updated - improving quality and driving consistency at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world. The global estate is expected to be relaunched by the end of 2010, and more than 2,600 hotels have been already been relaunched to date.

The relaunch focuses on the things research shows matter most to guests - a modern, contemporary hotel with efficient, friendly service and a great night's sleep. Relaunched hotels such as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute feature:
o    Upgraded and decluttered lobby areas
o    A Holiday Inn Express signature scent and sound
o    New exterior lighting and landscaping
o    New signage with the redesigned logo
o    All Holiday Inn employees also go through an extensive "Stay Real" training program to ensure guests receive the level of service they expect.

Guests at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a productive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The hotel’s newly enhanced complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar will feature a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection where they will find new crisp fresh bedding which features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets.

“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. “With more than 2,000 properties worldwide and more than 600 properties in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to expand in markets like Terre Haute, providing our guests with a enhanced stay experience at a great value. We welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn family with the brand new sign and everything it represents.”

The new 53,000 sq.-ft. property offers a variety of amenities such as meeting space, indoor pool / hot tub, expanded fitness center, outdoor patio, business center, and outdoor patio. Standard Holiday Inn Express guest rooms feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access and free local phone and toll free (U.S. and Canada only), phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers.

“The Holiday Inn Express & Suites will provide visitors to Terre Haute with a fantastic experience,” said Amy Isbell, general manager. “Holiday Inn Express is modern, fresh, clean and uncomplicated and a perfect fit for Terre Haute.”

The property is within walking distance to Sycamore Terrace Shopping Center and just minutes from Terre Haute International Airport and Downtown Terre Haute. The hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 70 at Exit 11.

Holiday Inn Express participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 52 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute is managed by Dora Hotel Company, LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 2645 S. Joe Fox Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47803; telephone: 812-234-3200; facsimile: 812-234-6070.

About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,000 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit http://www.hiexpress.com.

About Dora Hotel Company
Dora Hotel Company LLC, owned by Mr. Tim Dora, is a second-generation hospitality management group based in Fishers, Indiana. Mr. Dora has been the lead developer of over 38 hotels during his career and operates multiple hotel brands across several cities in Indiana including Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Plainfield, Columbus, Terre Haute, and Greencastle. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Terre Haute adds to Dora Hotel Company’s Terre Haute portfolio. The company also operates two existing hotels in downtown Terre Haute including the Candlewood Suites and Hilton Garden Inn. For information about Dora Hotel Company visit http://www.DoraHotelCo.com.

Notes to Editors:
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with 52 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 160,000 jobs worldwide 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 andWales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at http://www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards program at http://www.priorityclub.com. For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at http://www.ihg.com/media

Contact:    Amy Isbell    
Holiday Inn Express    
AIsbell(at)DoraHotelCo(dot)com        
812-234-3200    

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