TORONTO – InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the 77-room Candlewood Suites and 137-room Holiday Inn Express property near the West Edmonton Mall, the company’s first dual-branded property in Canada, it was announced Jan. 3.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Edmonton – Mall Area features a contemporary design offering a 24-hour fitness centre, business centre, meeting space capable of seating 130 people, indoor pool and hot tub. The Candlewood Suites West Edmonton – Mall Area offers suites with fully equipped kitchens and the Lending Locker, from which guests can borrow common household items, such as a crock pot, blender and extra lighting, to use during their stay. In addition, the hotel offers a number of shared amenities between the two brands, including outdoor gazebo grills, an indoor pool, fitness centre, game room and business centre.
The Candlewood Suites offers extended-stay studio and one-bedroom suites. Kitchens include a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher and coffee pot. In addition, there’s the 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard, which enables guests to stock up on breakfast items, beverages, late night snacks and frozen entrees, all on the honour system.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites features the brand’s newest design, including rooms and suites outfitted with Keurig coffeemakers, microwave oven, mini fridge, kettle, work desk and free Wi-Fi. Standard with the brand is the complimentary Express Start breakfast bar.
The property is close to West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton’s downtown and the University of Alberta.