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April 10, 2013 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fresno, CA –

National hotel management company leader, Expotel Hospitality, announced its new management contract starting this week of the 197-room Holiday Inn® Fresno Downtown - Convention Center.

Expotel Hospitality President Kerry Ranson said the hotel will remain a full service Holiday Inn® brand. “We’re committed to enhancing the guest experience through continual focus on developing our great team members,” he added.

Situated in the center of Fresno’s downtown district, the recently renovated convention hotel is adjacent to Chukchansi Park and only several blocks away from Selland Arena and the Fresno Convention and Entertainment Center. It is also just three miles away from Fresno Pacific University.

"This is already a successful hotel operating under a proven brand flag, and we’re excited over our prospects for only enhancing both the guest and employee experience,” Ranson observed. “We are also thrilled about working closely with the city, the CVB and the whole community to maximize the property’s potential for attracting even more conferences and meetings to this great community.”

Following its recent multi-million dollar renovation, the property specializes in hosting business gatherings ranging from small board meetings and training seminars to larger corporate conferences, as well as large scale private events including weddings, graduations and other social gatherings. Guests enjoy amenities such as free high-speed Internet, 24-hour Business Center, 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor heated pool. Food services are provided in two locations on the lobby level - the Café 1055 and the Downtown Sports Bar.

The hotel’s second floor includes seven meeting rooms totaling nearly 15,000SF of function space. The Sierra Grand Ballroom accommodates 800 attendees and up to 550 for a seated dinner.

“We believe that this hotel is certainly in a class by itself in Fresno,” Ranson observed. “It’s well positioned as a full-service property with extensive, modern renovations, terrific food and beverage options and world-class amenities.

“We believe the hotel’s future business potential gives it enormous leverage for helping increase Fresno’s hospitality numbers and visitor economic impact. We’re energized and committed to that goal.”

About Holiday Inn® Fresno Downtown - Convention Center

(www.holidayinnfresno.com)

The Holiday Inn
® Fresno Downtown Convention Center hotel sets the market’s new standard in hotel accommodations in Fresno's downtown district. It offers a modern, chic, stunning retreat in the center of the city with glorious and unmatched skyline views.

A recently completed muti-million dollar renovation provided new lighting, landscaping and design. The epitome of uptown style in a
prime downtown Fresno location, it's THE place to stay for work or play … and an extraordinary venue to host any sized event.

Amenities and Services:

  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Heated Outdoor Pool
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • Incomparable Downtown Views
  • Cafe 155 and Downtown Sports Bar
  • 14,894 Square Feet of Open, Airy and Truly Inviting Meeting Space
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet
  • Free Weekend Parking
  • World-Class Catering Facilities to Suit a Wide Range of Tastes  (Weddings, Receptions, Business Gatherings and Social Events)

About Expotel Hospitality

(
www.expotelhospitality.com)

New Orleans-based Expotel Hospitality represents several major hotel franchise companies
in a diverse portfolio ranging from select feature to full service products, and owns and operates 15 hotels in seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana and Mississippi. The company serves its owners, business partners, guests, associates and communities according to a well-defined set of core values, including innovation, quality standards and strong commitment to positive hotel guest and employee work experiences.

 

Contact: King Logan
(504) 296-5111
klogan@loganbrand.com
 

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