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Holiday Inn Hotels
Subsidiary of IHG
Industry Hotels
Founded Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
(August 1, 1952 (1952-08-01))
Founder Kemmons Wilson
Headquarters
Number of locations
1,874 United States
Area served
Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific
Services Food services, lodging, conventions, meetings, timeshares
Parent InterContinental Hotels Group
Divisions .
Holiday Inn, Liverpool
The Holiday Inn in Liverpool

Holiday Inn is a brand of hotels. Holiday Inn is one of the world's most recognized hotel brands. It is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Kemmons Wilson had the idea for the business after a family road trip to Washington, D.C.. During the trip, he was disappointed by the quality of roadside motels at that time. Mr. Wilson partnered with Wallace E. Johnson to build the first four motels on roads entering Memphis, Tennessee. Eddie Bluestein was the architect who designed these first hotels. He named the first one Holiday Inn after a Bing Crosby movie as a joke.

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