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Contact:  Amy N. Rugg, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Donegal  724-593-1881                   Celeste Sauls, IHG  770-604-5415

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES DONEGAL, PA WINS IHG® 2016 TORCHBEARER AWARD

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ATLANTA (May 17th, 2017) – The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Donegal, Pa received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2016 Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Donegal Pa is one of 454 properties within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 5,100 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation — from quality to customer satisfaction.

“It is my pleasure to award the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Donegal, Pa as one of the top-notch hotels in our industry,” said Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer – IHG, The Americas.  “This hotel embodies the heart of our brand promise and continues to make IHG properties known and admired throughout the world, continuing our mission to deliver on great brands and Great Hotels Guests Love.”

“We are very proud to have received for the second year in a row, national recognition from IHG Corporation, parent Company of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites brand.  This is a true testament of the commitment to guest satisfaction by our owners, the Liprando and Toohey families, who consistently provide us the resources to run an elite hotel that guests love!” added Ms. Amy N. Rugg, General Manager.

A 2016 Torchbearer trophy, the company’s symbol of top excellence, will be on permanent display at the hotel.

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