Thursday September 19th, 2013 - 10:27AM
ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is planning two new properties, one located in Nashville, and the other in Deadwood, S.D., adding to the growing global 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,” stated 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. Located at 4225 Whites Creek Pike, 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.
Located at 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive, The Deadwood Mountain Grand, will become a Holiday Inn Resort in October. Formerly a historical mining building, the 245,000-plus-sq.-ft. 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 an hour away. The hotel also has a fitness center, a business center, and meeting facilities, as well as an indoor pool, spa, casino and event center and an activities center.