News Release: 11/6/2017

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November 06, 2017
November 1, 2017   

Contact: Cindy Hollowood, General Manager                 , Phone: 518-584-4550 x 278
Community Legacy & Updated Amenities Set it Apart in Competitive Hospitality Market
Saratoga Springs, NY --- As Saratoga hotel rooms are added to the tune of 500 +rooms in 3 years, the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs has continued its same great service to  guests and the community. With its recently completed $3.5 million refresh of accommodations and amenities, the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs now features a brand new look popular with business travelers, corporate groups and associations, as well as families and social groups celebrating weddings, milestones and holidays.
            “We are proud to have been at the forefront of Saratoga Springs’ revival over 53 years ago, and to remain so today as the City has blossomed to a year-round destination,” said Cindy Hollowood, General Manager, recently achieving 36 years of service at the property. “Our substantial reinvestment shows we are committed to remaining a leading destination in Saratoga Springs well into the 21st century. Beginning with our founding when area residents invested $100 per share to bring the first modern era flag hotel and convention center to  Saratoga Springs, through today, we are proud of our legacy of community leadership. You could say the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs was all about crowd funding before crowd-sourcing for startup businesses became cool. We can’t wait for our many returning and new guests to experience our brand new look along with our renowned personal service."
             The Holiday Inn Saratoga’s $3.5 million in total investments bring clean, contemporary design features to its rooms, shared common areas and its flexible event spaces that host all sizes of wedding, business and group events up to 1,000 participants. On-site Bookmakers restaurant, bar and lounge provides a modern quality dining experience that’s reasonably priced for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring the longest happy hour in downtown Saratoga Springs from 3-7 pm Monday through Friday, Bookmakers offers discounted appetizers with a selection of $3 beers, $5 wine and $7 specialty cocktails creating an inviting meet-up spot for guests and locals alike. The outdoor patio with its welcoming fire-pit is a great social venue for colleagues and friends gathering along Broadway. Within an easy stroll of everything downtown Saratoga Springs has to offer, the Holiday Inn Saratoga’s free shuttle van is available upon request. Recent investments also added 20 parking spaces for a total of 200 complimentary spaces with an updated, covered drop off and pick up portico leading to its beautifully designed contemporary lobby. WiFi access is free and accessible to all areas of the property.

                 “Our group events and range of configurations of space makes us a value for business meetings, trade conferences, charitable or civic community events,” said Director of Sales Joanne Kirkpatrick, a 23-year service veteran at the property. “It’s  been a thrill supporting so many productive relationships created here. From the National Congressional Medal of Honor Event in 1998 to the 35+ years of supporting NYS Public Employee Labor Relations Association with their annual conference, it is one of the most rewarding aspects of our business. Recent updates make us an even more competitive venue for any size group or business.”
                  “Social events here are a truly special for guests and for our team to help create cherished memories celebrating holidays, milestones and more,” said Julie Tierney, Catering Sales Manager and an 18-year service veteran at the property. “We are finding people getting married at all stages of life and desiring different scale experiences and features for their special day. We can work within any budget to develop a memorable experience from the catering menu to guest accommodations. We have done it all. From identifying top notch photographers and entertainment, to coordinating  unique ceremony venues such as beautiful, historic Congress Park just steps from our door, or catering at many off-site popular Saratoga Springs wedding venues.”
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Founded in 1964 by community leaders and local investors to bring the first flag hotel and a modern convention space to Saratoga Springs, the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs has continued to build on its legacy for great personal service by reinvesting in the community and its brand new look. Located in the historic district just steps from entertainment, shopping, dining and museums, it will make your Saratoga experience a memorable one. The property and its personnel have been central leaders in Saratoga Springs 21st century expansion to a year-round destination for leisure, business, entertainment and education. Contemporary design and decor create an inviting atmosphere from the moment you enter its lobby, to its 168 well-appointed guest rooms, 8,500 square feet of flexible event space and its common gathering areas and private meeting boardroom. The full-service on-site restaurant, bar and lounge, Bookmakers, features a delicious array of modern American cuisine, appetizers and a wide selection of craft and international beers, wines and cocktails. The property is also the only Saratoga Springs hotel featuring both an indoor and outdoor heated pool for relaxation and families to enjoy. Amenities like free WiFi access throughout the property, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary parking and shuttle service to and from all Saratoga has to offer add to its well-earned reputation for first-class customer service.


Cindy Hollowood, General Manager
518-584-4550 x278