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Source: Northern Ireland – City of Derry

11 March 2020

The Holiday Inn Express Derry – Londonderry has been recognised by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and their management company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, as a top-performing hotel, achieving ‘Trailblazer Status’.

Hotels are scored across a range of customer experience and guest service metrics; those scoring a high enough level during 2019 have been awarded the ‘Trailblazer’ status at a prestigious awards dinner held in Amsterdam last month. The Holiday Inn Express Derry – Londonderry was ranked as 3rd Best Holiday Inn Express in the UK, and 13th in Europe, an outstanding achievement for this new hotel, which opened in July 2019.

Debbie Johnson, Senior Vice President of Operations at Interstate Hotels & Resorts – Aimbridge Hospitality’s International Division, said: “Our Trailblazer initiative, managed in partnership with IHG, rewards hotels who go the extra mile when it comes to customer care. As an industry, customer experience and outstanding service fundamentally sits at the heart of everything we do. This incentive is about recognising hotels who live and breathe this approach.”

Stephen Redden, General Manager at the Holiday Inn Express Derry – Londonderry commented “We are absolutely thrilled to be awarded Trailblazer status. To be recognised by IHG and our management company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, for our excellence in customer experience is a real credit to the team who work so hard to deliver the best possible experience for our guests.”

The hotel is located in Derry’s city centre and offers 119 modern air-conditioned bedrooms featuring internet ready Smart TVs, free WiFi and a free Express Start® breakfast included as standard. The hotel also features 2 meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 30 delegates. The IHG® Rewards Club gives guests the opportunity to build loyalty points with every stay and avail of exclusive member benefits including discounted or free hotel stays at any IHG property worldwide, free airmiles and discounted brand name merchandise.

MIL OSI United Kingdom