13 June 2018

Summer's A Treat At Holiday Inn® With Chocolate Milk Happy Hour

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Iconic hotel brand teams up with actress and host Vanessa Lachey to host a fresh and fun take on the classic milk and cookies combo, with delicious treats from fairlife® Ultra-Filtered Milk and Otis Spunkmeyer® 

Holiday Inn®, an InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) brand, is bringing back its popular Chocolate Milk Happy Hour program, teaming up with actress, TV personality and mom of three Vanessa Lachey to give families a fun and delicious way to make joyful memories together this summer. Beginning this week, select hotels across the U.S. will offer complimentary milk and cookies in partnership with fairlife® Ultra-Filtered Milk and Otis Spunkmeyer® baked goods. 

Vanessa Lachey said: “Summer is my family’s favorite time to travel together, and the best part about this summer is Chocolate Milk Happy Hour at Holiday Inn! It’s a fun way for families to unlock those lasting memories together and enjoy a new twist on the classic afternoon snack.”

Twenty Holiday Inn hotels across the U.S. will be hosting Chocolate Milk Happy Hour, and a list of participating hotels can be found at holidayinn.com/milkandcookies. The brand will also host two Chocolate Milk Happy Hour pop-up events during outdoor movie nights, the first in Millennium Park in Chicago in late June. The events will feature an oversized Holiday Inn guestroom and complimentary milk and cookies. Ms. Lachey will greet guests at the Chicago event while sharing family travel tips over the yummy treats.

Chocolate Milk Happy Hour days and times vary by location and will run through early August. In addition to Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies and the highly nutritious and lactose free fairlife milk, participating hotels will also have an area for guests to take photos with milk- and cookie-themed props and share the fun on social media. “Big kids” are welcome to indulge, too, and take a moment after a stressful day of business travel to relax and remember the joy of summer. 

Errol Williams, Vice President, Global Holiday Inn Brand, IHG, said: “Holiday Inn was the original hotel brand to offer warm, welcoming hospitality, and that’s still true today. We’re continuing to evolve the brand, creating events like Chocolate Milk Happy Hour that, along with our new and innovative restaurant offerings and new contemporary guestroom and public space design, provide an enjoyable travel experience for everyone.” 

The Holiday Inn brand, which offers more than 1,160 hotels worldwide, has helped millions of travelers discover the joy of travel since its inception in 1952. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, Holiday Inn hotels deliver memorable experiences through warm and welcoming service, contemporary design that blends the familiar with the new, and a sense of comfort unique to the brand and its iconic green sign. At Holiday Inn hotels, guests can find amenities to help them work and play, including full-service restaurants where Kids Eat Free, meeting and business facilities, bright swimming pools and comfortable public spaces all designed to help guests relax and refresh, making travel more enjoyable for all. For more information about the Holiday Inn brand, visit www.holidayinn.com or call 1-888-HOLIDAY. Find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/holidayinn, Facebook www.facebook.com/holidayinnhotels or Instagram www.instagram.com/holidayinn


For further information please contact:

Abby Jensen
+1 (770) 604 2475

Christie Doss
+1 (404) 266 7503

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, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.


IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,400 hotels and 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.   


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.


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About fairlife, LLC

fairlife, LLC is a dairy-based health food company that produces and markets nutrient dense, great-tasting milk beverages made using a cold filtration process to remove lactose and sugars while maximizing the natural proteins, nutrients, and minerals found in cow’s milk. The company was founded in 2012 by Mike and Sue McCloskey of Select Milk Producers, Inc.®, a group of dairy farmers dedicated to using exceptional cow care and sustainable farming practices to yield higher quality milk. The line of delicious fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, the only lactose-free milk with 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk for the whole family; Core Power®, a high protein milkshake for athletes and fitness enthusiasts to help build lean muscle and support healthy recovery; fairlife® with DHA, an ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife® Smart Snacks, a snack sized beverage  with honey, oats, and prebiotic fiber; and fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, all fairlife drinks are distributed throughout the U.S. and available in retail outlets nationwide. To learn more about fairlife and its collection of tasty, nutrient-rich products, please visit fairlife.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. 

About Otis Spunkmeyer

Otis Spunkmeyer®, the #1 selling foodservice cookie dough in America. An ARYZTA® brand which has been a leader in the sweet baked goods industry for 40 years. Otis Spunkmeyer began in 1977 as a California chain of retail cookie stores, and soon expanded its business to foodservice operators, offering a fresh-baked cookie program complete with ovens and merchandising tools. 

ARYZTA is a global company with a leadership position in specialty frozen bakery. Formed from leading bakery companies around the world, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, cookies, donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, buns, pizza, flatbreads from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, Oakrun Farm Bakery®, and more. To learn more, visit www.aryztaamericas.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.