IHG has opened two hotels in British Columbia,
the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox and the Holiday
Inn Victoria – Elk Lake on Vancouver Island.
The new-build Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Courtenay – Comox (pictured below) features 93 contemporary rooms, an
indoor pool, fitness centre, 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 guest rooms in the
near future), an outdoor swimming pool, fitness and meetings
space; plus boasts the locally known, The Lakes Restaurant and Bar
– serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, including a daily
happy hour with lite bites and libations.
Located in Saanich, the
hotel is centrally located between Victoria International Airport
(YYJ) and the bustling Victoria downtown area.
nearby attractions include Butchart Gardens, Elk & Beaver Lake
Provincial Park, Island View Beach and Cordova Bay Golf Course.
“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
The two hotels are managed by Metropolitan Capital Partners and Metropolitan
Hospitality Management, which also manages the
Holiday Inn Express Victoria-Colwood, which opened on the island
“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
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