THE INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group (IHG) is taking over the Remington Hotel in Pasay City, rebranding it as the Holiday Inn Express (HIEx).
The international hotel chain said in a statement on Tuesday the HIEx Manila Newport City hopes to cater to travelers who are already familiar with the global brand.
“Remington Hotel, which we took over was already a good hotel. It provided guests with value for money accommodation in a premier location. What Holiday Inn Express offers is to elevate the hotel and its facilities to global standards that are recognized and respected by travelers from around the world,” IHG said in an e-mailed response to queries.
The transition includes equipping all hotel rooms with HIEx signature sleep solutions such as blackout curtains, beddings, and a choice between firm or soft pillows.
Each room will also include amenities such as a bathroom with hot and cold power shower, universal power plugs, an in-room safe, flat screen television, seating area, refrigerator, and hair dryer, among others.
Amenities within the hotel also include a fitness gym, meeting room, and coin-operated laundry.
The company expects to complete the transition by 2019, after which HIEx Manila will have a total of 737 rooms.
“The Holiday Inn Express brand has a loyal following among a certain segment of travelers — smart, savvy travelers who wants all the basic requirements and more where it matters most. They have grown to trust the brand and appreciate that they can expect the same standards of comfort, service, and convenience when they stay in a Holiday Inn Express hotel anywhere in the world,” the company said.
HIEx Manila Newport City is located near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, which is a 10-minute walk using the Runway Manila bridge.
Aside from Holiday Inn Express, Resorts World Manila’s integrated resort and casino complex also features various international brands such as Maxims Hotel, Marriott Hotel Manila, and Belmont Hotel.
The Sheraton Hotel Manila and Hilton Manila Hotel are both currently under construction within the complex. — Arra B. Francia