Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Airport Expo Center Completes $5M Renovation

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Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Airport Expo Center opens after $5M renovation.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces that the 150-room Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Airport Expo Center hotel has recently completed a $5 million renovation. Following the completion of this renovation, the Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Airport Expo Center hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced the completion of its rebranding process and is now fully operational. Originally built in 1968, the hotel was the Best Western Louisville Airport Expo Center prior to a change in ownership in 2015.

Over the past year, the four-story, 150-room property has undergone an extensive $5 million renovation in conjunction with the franchise change. The hotel structure was gutted and everything replaced including flooring, furniture, fixtures and finishes in all public areas and guest rooms. All electrical and plumbing throughout the hotel was also updated.

The Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Expo Center property features the brand’s newest design solution, which was created to meet the evolving needs of the brand’s target guest. The design features an appealing combination of fresh, energetic, and engaging elements, creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the Holiday Inn Express® brand experience.

Shannon Murphy, Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Airport Expo Center General Manager said: “We are proud to be a part of the IHG family of brands and are excited to bring a fresh, new product to the Newburg Airport corridor. We believe that this newly renovated property, which features the Holiday Inn Express brand’s new and innovative design, will be a top choice for business and leisure travelers visiting the Louisville area.”

Features of the new design include:

  • A large outdoor pool
  • Three meeting rooms with over 2,600 square feet of meeting space
  • A fully equipped business center
  • A 24-hour market and a guest laundry
  • All-new fitness center, outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, upright bike, rower, dumbbells and bench

In addition, all guest rooms come equipped with refrigerator, microwave, 40- inch flat screen TV, premium cable and sport channels, pillow top mattresses and choice of soft or firm pillow, desk with ergonomic chair, additional outlets and USBs, Keurig® coffee brewer and safe.

Every room also has free WiFi utilizing IHG’s latest technology, which boasts over 50 access points to ensure reliable, 24/7 connectivity. Additionally, all guests are welcome to start their day with the complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar served every morning.

The Holiday Inn Express® Louisville Airport Expo Center hotel is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Louisville and less than 5 minutes from Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park. The hotel also offers a courtesy airport shuttle to the Louisville International Airport, which is only minutes away. The hotel, located at 1921 Bishop Lane, Louisville, KY 40218, is owned by Newburg Hospitality, LLC and managed by General Hospitality Services. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands and means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to

The Holiday Inn Express® brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 5,000 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.


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

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and nearly 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program, with more than 96 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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About the Holiday Inn Express® brand:
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 with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently 2,456 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit Find us on Twitter or Facebook

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