30 November 2016

Holiday Inn Resort® Brand Expands West Coast Footprint with Property Opening in California

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Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island is only full service hotel on Catalina Island

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the 75-room Holiday Inn Resort® Catalina Island hotel in Avalon, California. This property is the second Holiday Inn Resort location in California, joining the Holiday Inn Resort The Lodge at Big Bear Lake hotel, and is the only full service hotel located on Catalina Island. 

Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn® and Crowne Plaza® Brands, The Americas, IHG said: “The Holiday Inn Resort brand offers the warm hospitality Holiday Inn guests know and love in beautiful resort destinations from seaside to mountains, all around the world. The addition of the Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island hotel expands the brand’s presence on the West Coast and offers another exciting destination where families can create lasting memories.”

Situated in the picturesque hills of Avalon and accessible only by ferry or helicopter, the newly converted resort is near Downtown Avalon and Descanso Beach. Guests can rent golf carts or take advantage of the resort’s free shuttle to get around the island, take land and boat tours of the area and visit the local golf courses and the Catalina Casino, which houses a movie theater, ballroom and an island art and history museum. 

The hotel offers an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi®, spa, fitness center, business center, complimentary Wi-Fi and full service restaurant, Seaport Bistro. The resort also features over 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space with available on-site catering.  

Nicole Hohenstein, General Manager, said: “We are delighted to open the doors of our island resort. With a location that allows our guests to immerse themselves in all that Catalina Island has to offer, we are confident that our hotel will quickly become a favorite choice of leisure travelers visiting the area.”

The hotel, located at 888 Country Club Drive, is owned by Pacifica Catlan LTC and managed by Pacifica Host Hotels. The Holiday Inn Resort brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands 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. 

The Holiday Inn Resort brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s nearly 5,100 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.


For further information please contact:

Jordan Worrall
+1 (770) 604 5010

About IHG®

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 nearly 5,100 hotels and more than 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with nearly 99 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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