IHG Holiday Inn Lobby in Victoria Elk Lake, BC

TORONTO — IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened 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 guests travelling to Comox Valley and Victoria on Vancouver Island. 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.

The newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox features 93 spacious contemporary rooms, an indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, fitness centre, guest laundry and meeting space. The hotel provides easy access to the Comox Valley Airport and Canadian Forces Base. Other nearby attractions include Horne Lake caves and Mt. Washington.

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

“We’re 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’re 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,” says Jonathan Lund, regional VP of Operations company managed premium hotels and head of Canada, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

“We’re 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 travellers 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,” says Len Wansbrough, president of Metropolitan Hospitality Management.

IHG Hotels & Resorts has a pipeline of 43 hotels and 4,640 rooms across five brands in Canada, which includes six mainstream hotels that will open in B.C. over the next several years.


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