Holiday Inn Express
Contributed by: Robert Bruno
We at the Holiday Inn Express Desert Ridge are determined to turn a dire situation into a new project everyone can be excited about. Our hotel is currently undergoing a major change in renovations to offer guests and clients a more pleasant and enjoyable experience. The new concept and prototype, Formula Blue: Smart Design for Smart Travel is expected to deliver even better on meeting guests’ changing needs and tastes in today’s fast evolving society.
This whole situation has been so shocking to all of us and our guests. It really was unfortunate but we’re grateful no one was injured. We are looking at the light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is a brand new property showcasing IHG’s newest style hotel in the nicest part of the valley, Desert Ridge! As always, we will continue to offer special rates to Desert Ridge residents and their families. We really could not be more excited to re-open and appreciate the ongoing support this community has shown us.
The Holiday Inn Express brand worked extensively with an owner advisory board, conducted focus groups with guests, and completed competitive analysis and research to develop the updates to its new prototype design. The guest room provides a revitalized, contemporary space with comforts and features that allow guests to be productive during their stay and allow for a great night’s sleep. Formula Blue offers brand new décor for both the guest room and public areas.
The Great Room, a multi-purpose area in the lobby of the hotel, encompasses the Holiday Inn Express brand’s Express Start™ breakfast bar, dining area and additional seating areas. The room provides an environment where guests can tailor their experience, whether interacting with an individual or group, working or taking a break. The Great Room provides the right mix of useful spaces and comfortable furnishings to accommodate a wide range of needs and functions simultaneously.
Stay tuned for updates on our renovation and expected re-opening date!