Holiday Inn facts for kids
|Type||Subsidiary of IHG|
|When it was created||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
(August 1, 1952 )
|People who started it||Kemmons Wilson|
|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|
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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