Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe Debuts Formula Blue Design

PHOENIX—Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tempe has completed a renovation of its lobby, F&B area, meeting space, 24-hour fitness center and hotel exterior conforming to the Formula Blue design specifications.

The project was managed by San Diego-based hotel management company, RAR Hospitality, which assumed management of the hotel in September 2015. The first phase of the Formula Blue renovation for the 128-guestroom hotel began in July 2016 and ended in October 2016. The second phase will consist of a total hotel room renovation, which is scheduled for completion by September 2017.

During the first phase of the hotel overhaul, the property’s main entrance, including the front desk and common areas such as the breakfast bar and outdoor spaces, were completely redesigned. New furniture, fixtures and equipment were added to the swimming pool and patio area.

“The revitalized Holiday Inn Express & Suites honors InterContinental Hotels Group’s Formula Blue design standards to target the smart traveler and evolving generation of guests,” said Marc Potash, president and COO of RAR Hospitality. “We are proud to debut the latest modern design concept in the Tempe and Phoenix market from one of the fastest and largest growing brands in the world.”