Cycas Hospitality has signed a lease agreement with Van der Linde Architecten and Development company to manage IHG’s first new Holiday Inn Express & Suites concept in Europe, which is expected to open in The Netherlands in Q4 2022.
Whilst the concept of pairing a Holiday Inn Express hotel with additional branded suites has proved increasingly popular with travellers in North America and Asia over the last decade, this is the first signing of IHG’s expanded Holiday Inn Express brand concept in Europe.
The 99-key Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer will comprise 83 standard rooms plus 16 suites, providing the first aparthotel facility in the area. Whilst each suite includes a kitchenette, living space and separate sleeping area to cater for longer-staying travellers, guests will still benefit from the hotel’s wider facilities, including complimentary Express StartTM breakfast.
With extensive car parking, the property’s location on the outskirts of Deventer along the A1 motorway, which connects The Netherlands and Germany, and proximity to the bus line 6, with onward rail connections across Europe, ensures the hotel will be easily accessible. Thanks to these great transport links, Amsterdam and the German border are each less than an hour away, while five international airports are all within 90 minutes’ drive.
The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer will also be next to the De Weteringen business park, whose mix of engineering, manufacturing and logistics service providers is expected to drive corporate demand for the property’s extended-stay capabilities. The site also includes a petrol station, with a car pool facility, and restaurant.