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Holiday Inn Express receives Intercontinental Hotels Group Torchbearer Award

holidayinnexpressEDWARDSVILLE — The Holiday Inn Express Edwardsville has received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2016 Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award.

The Holiday Inn Express Edwardsville is one of 454 properties within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 5,000 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation – from quality to customer satisfaction. The hotel is owned by Edwardsville
based R.L.P. Development Inc., an affiliate of the Plummer Companies, and operated by General Hotels Corporation of Indianapolis.

“It is my pleasure to award the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edwardsville, Illinois as one of the top-notch hotels in our industry,” said Elie Maalouf, chief executive officer – IHG, The Americas. “This hotel embodies the heart of our brand promise and continues to make IHG
properties known and admired throughout the world.”

“Our team couldn’t be more excited to accept this award,” said Jake Nees, the hotel’s general manager. “The award is a direct reflection of our associates’ commitment to providing an exceptional lodging experience and the owner’s willingness to invest the resources required to
operate an award-winning hotel.”

The 101-room hotel is located across from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville at 1000 Plummer Drive.

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