Canada – New properties in a picturesque setting

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the opening of two new hotels in British Columbia – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox and Holiday Inn Victoria – Elk Lake – offering modern accommodations with all the amenities to meet the needs of today’s traveler to those traveling to Comox Valley and Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Jonathan Lund, Regional Vice President of Operations Company Managed Premium Hotels and Head of Canada, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “We are thrilled to continue our growth in British Columbia with the opening of these two exceptional properties. Vancouver Island is known for its rugged natural beauty, tranquil waters and outdoor activities – and we are excited to grow our presence in this picturesque setting. Our guests will be able to experience the quality of these two iconic IHG brands while exploring all that Courtenay and Victoria have to offer.”

The newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox features 93 spacious contemporary rooms, an indoor pool, fitness centre, guest laundry and meeting space. With each stay, guests can enjoy a brand staple – complimentary breakfast with a variety of fresh, hot items to choose from. Located just northeast of downtown Courtenay, the hotel provides easy access to the Comox Valley Airport and Canadian Forces Base. Other nearby attractions include Horne Lake caves, Mt. Washington, and taking in the picturesque scenery with a walk on the beach while enjoying the mountains in the backdrop.

The Holiday Inn Victoria – Elk Lake features 71 fully renovated rooms (with plans to add 64 guest rooms in the near future), an outdoor swimming pool, fitness and meetings space; plus boasts the locally known, The Lakes Restaurant and Bar – serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, including a daily happy hour with lite bites and libations. Located in Saanich, the hotel is centrally located between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the bustling Victoria downtown area. Other popular nearby attractions include Butchart Gardens, Elk & Beaver Lake Provincial Park, Island View Beach and Cordova Bay Golf Course.

Metropolitan Capital Partners and Metropolitan Hospitality Management manage the two properties, as well as Holiday Inn Express Victoria-Colwood, which opened on the island in 2015. With summer travel underway, both hotels are attractive stay options in British Columbia’s capital city.

Len Wansbrough, President of Metropolitan Hospitality Management said: “We are delighted to open two new hotels in British Columbia and continue our partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts. We believe that these properties are an excellent choice for business and leisure travelers based on their location and the modern design and amenities. Our goal is to continue to provide superior service at our hotels and maintain loyalty with our guests.”