ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced plans for two new properties, one located in Nashville, Tenn., and the other in Deadwood, S.D., adding to the Holiday Inn Resort brand portfolio, currently at 36 properties worldwide.
“We are thrilled that the Holiday Inn Resort brand continues to expand in key leisure destinations,” said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, the Americas, IHG. “These new Holiday Inn Resort properties further strengthen the reach and presence of the Holiday Inn Brand Family.”
Currently the Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 sq. ft. log home previously owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell. This will be the future site of the 140-room hotel set to open as Fontanel, a Holiday Inn Resort by mid-2015. The property is currently Nashville’s only country music mansion tour. Guest amenities will include events and activities at the Woods Amphitheater, the Pepsi Studio Gallery, American-Italian cuisine and wine bar at Café Fontanella, on-site zip lines and nearby golf course access. Additionally, the hotel is equipped with total meeting space of over 20,000 sq. ft. as well as a pool, spa, and hiking and biking trails.
The Deadwood Mountain Grand will become a Holiday Inn Resort in October. Formerly a historical mining building, the property includes six floors comprising 98 guestrooms including five suites. The town of Deadwood is a Registered National Historic Landmark with the Mount Rushmore National Monument within a 45 minute drive and the Devil’s Tower National Monument just an hour away. The hotel also has a well-equipped fitness center, a business center, and meeting facilities as well as an indoor pool, spa, casino, and event center and an activities center.
Fontanel, a Holiday Inn Resort, is owned and operated by M.O.R.E Enterprises, and Deadwood Mountain Grand, a Holiday Inn Resort, is owned and operated by Tentexkota, LLC. Both will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG.