Holiday Inn

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Holiday Inn Hotels
TypeSubsidiary of IHG
IndustryHotels
When it was createdMemphis, Tennessee, U.S.
(August 1, 1952 (1952-08-01))
People who started itKemmons Wilson
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Number of locations1,874 United States
Area servedAmericas, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific
ServicesFood services, lodging, conventions, meetings, timeshares
ParentInterContinental Hotels Group
Divisions.
WebsiteHolidayInn.com
Footnotes / references
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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.

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

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