Holiday Inn Plans New Room Design
H4 concept includes drop zone, trundle-type bed
New-build and renovated Holiday Inns in the U.S. and Canada will soon sport a new guest room design that includes a welcome nook and new room type. Dubbed the H4—which stands for Happiness, Hospitality, Home and Holiday Inn—the updated room design was unveiled at parent company InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s 2015 Americas Owners Conference.
IHG officials say the H4 environment will allow guests to work or relax wherever and however they want and truly make the space their own. Specific in-room elements of the updated design include:
- A welcome nook, which will serve as a drop zone for guests to hang their coat, drop their keys or bag and plug in their devices, much like they would an entryway or mud room in their own home.
- A new room type featuring a king bed with comfort hideaway, a trundle-type bed that doubles as a sofa during the day and can pull out into two twin beds at night.
- A moveable desk and at least five power plugs throughout the room.
“We know the needs of travelers have evolved over the last 60 years, and the Holiday Inn brand is changing with them,” says Eric Lent, vice president, Holiday Inn Brand, Americas, IHG. “Through these innovations, we are raising the expectations about what a great stay should be and designing for the future, to create memorable travel experiences for years to come.”
IHG said the first hotels featuring the H4 design are expected to open during the first half of 2016.