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Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan Launches Over $4 Million Renovation

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December 03, 2012
“Friendliest Hotel” Ann Arbor to Redo Every Guest Room, Lobby, and Exterior

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Nov. 28, 2012) – The Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan (, known as the friendliest and greenest hotel in Ann Arbor, today announced it has started a more than  $4 million complete renovation.From the guest rooms, restaurant and ballroom to the lobby and exterior, all areas of the hotel will be renovated.

“Visitors love this hotel for its comfort, Guy Hollerin’s restaurant, the friendly atmosphere and proximity to the University, but it’s time for an update,” said Joe Sefcovic, general manager of the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor. “Since 1971, this hotel has been a north side landmark and when it’s done, guests may not recognize the hotel. We’re expanding the lobby and replacing carpet and furniture. Even the exterior will be updated. It’s all to further enhance our guests’ experiences.”

The renovating of the hotel’s indoor/outdoor pool and deck are already complete, and the work to overhaul the landscaping and corridors is underway.  Next on the long list of improvements:
·         Ballroom
·         Lobby renovation and expansion: all new flooring, furniture, ceiling, wall coverings, and new front desk
·         Restaurant, bar: bar expansion, new carpets, porcelain floor and addition of a media lounge
·         Exterior walls, windows and roof
·         All guest rooms: art work, drapery, carpet, furniture, lighting

The hotel will remain open during the renovation, which is expected to be completed by July 2013 with guest comfort at the forefront while the work is in progress. For more information, visit or call (734) 769-9800 or toll-free (800) 800-5560.

About the Holiday Inn near University of Michigan
The Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is known as Ann Arbor’s friendliest and greenest hotel, awarded a “Green Lodging” designation by the state of Michigan. The hotel features 225guest rooms and suites, along with a ballroom, meeting rooms, a library, heated indoor/outdoor pool, video games, a fitness room, and a sport court for tennis and basketball. Complimentary shuttle service takes guests to and from Ann Arbor destinations, and guests can enjoy on-site services like the popular dining destination Guy Hollerin’s, the Inn Style Salon and Avis Rental Car. Visit or call (734) 769-9800 or toll-free (800) 800-5560.
About Holiday Inn
With more than 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday InnHotels is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world.  In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday InnHotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges.  The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms and, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.”  For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resorts, including IHG’s new vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call (800) HOLIDAY or visit
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Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone: (734) 769-9800
Toll Free: (800) 800-5560
Fax: (734) 761-1290
Becky Jackson
(517) 285-5147


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