The Holiday Inn was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1952 by Kemmons Wilson who was dissatisfied by the low quality roadside motels’ services at that time. He and his business partner, Wallace Johnson, built their first motels with a dream that the motels will give friendly and standard services to their customers, providing customers who travel by land with good access and good service. The name of the motel itself was given by the architect, who was inspired by the Bing Crosby movie. After more than half a century, the small motel Memphis has turned into one of the largest chain-hotels with more than 1,000 hotels worldwide.
Strictly following the founder’s original ideas of a good hotel, every Holiday Inn hotel offers good accessibility to their customers, friendly attitude, quick responses to enquiries and standardized service, among other things. Other than providing bed and breakfast, Holiday Inn hotels like the ones in the U.K. and Ireland also offer services for special occasions. Thus, you will be able to find and book function or conference rooms there for your business meetings or other events. Many organizations and institutions have held various events, from wedding parties to fund raising events to business meetings, to name just a few.
Their customer service has built good reputation as one of the best in the industry. Potential customers' initial enquiries are responded on the same working day, and full meeting proposals are delivered within 24 hours. And to add to their quick responses, their dedicated Meetings Hosts are able to arrange everything you will need for your event; from the IT to the perfect layout. You can earn points by joining their BusinessClub which can be exchanged for various reward programs or you can visit their website to see if there are new special offers or promotion packages available. At the time this article is written, Holiday Inn hotels in the U.K. and Ireland are currently giving away Nespresso Citiz coffee machine as part of their promotion. So if you are planning to find a venue for your upcoming business meeting in the U.K. or Ireland, you may want to consider booking a conference room in Holiday Inn.