Cycas Hospitality signs first European Holiday Inn concept hotel in Netherlands
The city of Deventer in the Netherlands is waiting for the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express hotel. (Picture: Unsplash / Bart Ros)
The Dutch Cycas Hospitality group is set to manage Europe’s first Holiday Inn Express & Suites in the Netherlands.
IHG will launch its inaugural Holiday Inn Express & Suites property in Europe, following the signing of a management agreement between Cycas Hospitality and Van der Linde Architecten and Development for a property in the Netherlands.
We find out more.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites comes to Europe
Following the success of coupling the world-famous Holiday Inn Express brand with a collection of branded suites across the US and Asia, IHG is bringing this new concept in economy lodgings to Europe.
The 99-key property is due to open in the Netherlands in 2021, following a management deal struck with operators Cycas Hospitality and developers Van der Linde Architecten and Development.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer will deliver 83 guest rooms as well as 16 suites making it the first aparthotel to be offered in the area.
Matt Luscombe, CEO of Cycas Hospitality, spoke of the signing, saying, “The brand’s mix of suites and standard rooms have proven a welcome combination in other continents and Cycas is therefore delighted to be working with IHG to bring its new Holiday Inn Express & Suites concept to Europe.”
“While at IHG, I always admired the Holiday Inn Express brand’s smart formula for success and led the team behind its next-generation guest experience. With the brand’s continued focus on providing customers with everything they need and nothing they don’t, we’re confident the suites concept will prove a welcome addition for both business and leisure guests in Deventer before expanding further,” he elaborated.
Features and amenities
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer will be on the fringes of Deventer and will be well-connected to the nearby motorway, which links the Netherlands to Germany.
Bus links also allow guests to easily access transport hubs for trips across Europe, and there is ample car parking on site should visitors be coming with their own transport.
Those choosing to stay in the Suites will be able to enjoy more independence with the use of a kitchenette, as well as increased space and privacy with separate living and sleeping areas.
The aparthotel will be ideal for business travellers in the area to attend meetings and functions at the adjacent De Weteringen business park, which is set to attract lots of corporate clients.
Sylvan van der Linde of Van der Linde Architecten said, “Deventer’s central location and excellent transport connections have made it an increasingly attractive option for regional as well as international businesses over the last few years.”
“The Holiday Inn Express & Suites brand will ensure we are best placed to make the most of this dynamic business environment and tap into the growing trend for more flexible accommodation, and we look forward to capitalising on Cycas Hospitality’s proven experience in the extended-stay and Dutch markets,” he went on to say.
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