IHG to open the largest Holiday Inn Express Hotel in the Americas


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of the 44-story, 596-room Holiday Inn Express® Waikiki hotel—the largest Holiday Inn Express property in the Americas region. Located just three blocks from Waikiki Beach, two blocks from Luxury Row shopping and four blocks from the Hawaii Convention Center, this hotel is well-suited for both business and leisure travelers visiting Waikiki.

Jennifer Gribble, Vice President, Holiday Inn Express® Brand, IHG, said: “Holiday Inn Express is the largest hotel brand in the world in its segment, and we’re excited to add another property to the Hawaiian Islands. At Holiday Inn Express, we are committed to helping our guests Be The Readiest by delivering more where it matters. This is something that will continue to ring true at our largest property in the region, and we look forward to welcoming travelers to this fun and exciting destination.”

The hotel features the brand’s newest design solution which includes a new modern design scheme, ample access to outlets and charging ports and more community workspaces for travelers looking to get work done outside of their guest room. Additionally, the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki hotel features 4,700 square feet of flexible space with nearly 1,500 square feet of outdoor seating, and a spacious fifth floor Sky Deck with games like giant chess, 9-hole mini golf, a video game room, shuffleboard, foosball and ping pong. For travelers looking to relax and enjoy Waikiki, the property has an outdoor pool, sun deck and cabanas as well as a 24-hour fitness center.

The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items including egg white omelets every day, Chobani® yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, oatmeal, cereal and a new and improved pancake flavor from the brand’s signature one-touch pancake machine. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a wide variety of other hot and cold options including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee.

Jernell Mendonca, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, said: “With our convenient location, we are confident that the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki hotel will provide guests with unmatched comfort and resort-like amenities at a great value. We look forward to serving our guests with the hospitality they expect while visiting Hawaii.”

The hotel is located at 2058 Kuhio Avenue. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. 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 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 more than 5,100 hotels worldwide.

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).