Holiday Inn

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Holiday Inn Hotels
Type Subsidiary of IHG
Industry Hotels
When it was created Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
(August 1, 1952 (1952-08-01))
People who started it Kemmons Wilson
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Number of locations 1,874 United States
Area served Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific
Services Food services, lodging, conventions, meetings, timeshares
Parent InterContinental Hotels Group
Divisions .
Footnotes / references
The Holiday Inn in Liverpool

Holiday Inn is a brand of hotels. Holiday Inn is one of the world's most recognized hotel brands. It is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Kemmons Wilson had the idea for the business after a family road trip to Washington, D.C.. During the trip, he was disappointed by the quality of roadside motels at that time. Mr. Wilson partnered with Wallace E. Johnson to build the first four motels on roads entering Memphis, Tennessee. Eddie Bluestein was the architect who designed these first hotels. He named the first one Holiday Inn after a Bing Crosby movie as a joke.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Supplementary Information" (PDF). International Hotels Group. March 31, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2009. 

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