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Brand standards


The Holiday Inn® reputation for growth wouldn’t be possible without the continued innovation of the brand. Open Lobby, which is now a brand standard, encourages more efficient use of the hotel’s public areas, helping to save design fees and minimise build costs. It is made up of three core elements:

  • Fresh contemporary design
  • ‘The Kitchen’ food & beverage philosophy
  • Great service, with colleagues trained to be true hosts

Meetings and events continue to be an important part of the Holiday Inn investment case, with each hotel catering for business meetings, social events and wedding. 

Key brand requirements

With considered approach to design like the Open Lobby and proposed new guest room, Holiday Inn will continue to be the brand of choice for guests, investors and owners alike. All Holiday Inn hotels require:

Location City, airport, suburban
Number of keys Recommended 75+
Average gross area per key From 42m² - 49m²
Average room area per key From 23m² - 26m²
Conferences & Meetings  Conferencing and meeting rooms required (minimum 1 room 35m²)
Public areas Open Lobby design required
Guest corridors Minimum: 1.4m wide with ceiling height 2.3m
Air conditioning Required
Emergency exits Each floor must have a minimum of 2 emergency exits. Maximum distance between exits 60m.
Standard room minimum gross area From 22.5m², preferred 24m². Minimum 10% of guest rooms must be interconnecting.
Standard room minimum net area New build 13.5m² - 18.5m², conversions 12.5m² - 18.5m²
Suites / Executive rooms Executive rooms 5% to 25% of room count (minimum of 5) with minimum size of 15.5m². Suites optional to 15% maximum.
Guest room ceiling height Maximum: 2.4m for main area, 2.3m bathroom
Guest room bathroom 3-piece bathroom, minimum 20% bathtubs 
Accessible rooms Minimum: 1 per 200 rooms or in accordance with local regulations if greater
Guest room facilities Interactive TV minimum 26” in standard and 32” in executive
Gym facilities Gym/fitness facilities required with optional swimming pool and health treatments
Restaurant Restaurant required recommended covers 60% of room count


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