IHG expands British Columbia portfolio

i By June 26, 2023 No Comments

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) has opened two new hotels on Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay-Comox and Holiday Inn Victoria-Elk Lake.

The newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay-Comox features 93 guestrooms, an indoor pool, fitness center, guest laundry and meeting space. Located just northeast of downtown Courtenay, the hotel provides easy access to the Comox Valley Airport and Canadian Forces Base. Other nearby attractions include Horne Lake caves, Mt. Washington, and taking in the picturesque scenery with a walk on the beach while enjoying the mountains in the backdrop.

The Holiday Inn Victoria-Elk Lake features 71 fully renovated rooms (with plans to add 64 guestrooms in the near future), an outdoor swimming pool, fitness and meetings space. It is also home to The Lakes Restaurant and Bar, a popular local restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily as well as a daily happy hour with light bites and libations. Located in Saanich, the hotel is centrally located between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the Victoria downtown area. Other popular nearby attractions include Butchart Gardens, Elk & Beaver Lake Provincial Park, Island View Beach and Cordova Bay Golf Course.

British Columbia has welcomed two new IHG properties: a Holiday Inn Express in Comox and Holiday Inn Victoria - Elk Lake. This is an image of a guestroom at Holiday Inn Express Comox. Photo courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts.

PHOTOS | (Top of post) Lobby space at Holiday Inn Victoria – Elk Lake. (Above) Guestroom at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox. Photos courtesy of IHG Hotels & Resorts.

“We are thrilled to continue our growth in British Columbia with the opening of these two exceptional properties,” said Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president of Operations Company Managed Premium Hotels and head of Canada, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “Vancouver Island is known for its rugged natural beauty, tranquil waters and outdoor activities – and we are excited to grow our presence in this picturesque setting. Our guests will be able to experience the quality of these two iconic IHG brands while exploring all that Courtenay and Victoria have to offer.

Metropolitan Capital Partners and Metropolitan Hospitality Management manage the two properties, as well as Holiday Inn Express Victoria-Colwood, which opened on the island in 2015.

“We are delighted to open two new hotels in British Columbia and continue our partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts,” said Len Wansbrough, president of Metropolitan Hospitality Management. “We believe that these properties are an excellent choice for business and leisure travelers based on their location and the modern design and amenities. Our goal is to continue to provide superior service at our hotels and maintain loyalty with our guests.”

IHG Hotels & Resorts has a pipeline of 43 hotels and 4,640 rooms across five brands in Canada, which includes six mainstream hotels that will open in British Columbia over the next several years.