4th August 2016

RBH and InterContinental Hotels Group� (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, is proud to announce the opening of Holiday Inn Express� St. Albans- M25 J22.

Featuring Holiday Inn Express® Next Generation rooms and public spaces, the hotel caters for the needs of travellers on the go with a host of smart design features.

Located just off the M25, a 15 minute drive to St. Albans City station and conveniently close to London Luton Airport (LTN), the hotel is an ideal base for guests travelling on business or leisure. Next door, Colney Fields Shopping Park houses top high street brands and department stores and a short drive away you'll find a range of attractions, including St. Albans Cathedral, de Havilland Aircraft Museum, the Harry Potter Tour at Leavesden Studios and Vicarage Road Stadium, the home of Premiership football side Watford FC.

Rooms take on a flexible, multifunctional design and feature smart TVs, which enable guests to stream their own media from a personal device and built-in USB ports, making it easy to stay connected with the help of free WiFi.

For business travellers, the Colne meeting room offers a modern space for 14 people with a 60" TV screen. Complimentary breakfast is available for all guests from the Express Bar and Café, with a choice of hot and hearty food or simple healthy options. The Express Bar and Café also caters for all-day-dining with a selection of tasty dishes and light bites, as well as a bar serving draught beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Mike Greenup, Vice President, Brand Management - Holiday Inn® Brand Family, commented: "We're delighted to be opening the doors of this state-of-the-art hotel and look forward to offering guests the ideal place to sleep, work and relax in such a convenient location. We're extremely proud of the Holiday Inn Express® Next Generation concept and Holiday Inn Express® St. Albans - M25 J22 is a shining example of how through clever design and innovation we provide all the basics done brilliantly - a great bed, free Wi-Fi, and the Express Start™ breakfast.

Will Glenn, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express® St. Albans- M25 J22, added: "Our team has been hard at work preparing for the arrival of our first guests, and now that the doors are officially open, we're ready to showcase this spectacular £10 million property and our first class customer service. I have had the pleasure of working with Holiday Inn Express for many years and the new smart design features offered to guests are the most innovative yet. We're truly bringing a next generation hotel to St. Albans."

Holiday Inn Express® St. Albans- M25 J22 is managed and operated by RBH, the UK's largest independent hotel management company.

There are 228 Holiday Inn Express® properties in Europe, including 134 in the UK, with a further 49 in the pipeline for Europe.*

Room rates start from £59 for a standard room.