It’s such an exciting time at Holiday Inn Leicester – November has seen the launch of our #FitForAKing refurbishment project that will see ALL 194 bedrooms refurbished as well as our meeting facilities and public areas… so bedrooms, bar, restaurant, reception, lobby THE LOT!!
It’s fair to say all of the staff are excited about the refurbishment! It turns out Holiday Inn Leicester is the oldest Holiday Inn in the UK – who knew?! Well, Pam knew! Pam is one of our longest serving members of the team here, she wasn’t here for opening but has served a massive 34 years here at Holiday Inn Leicester. Although the hotel, of course, has had different levels of refurbishment in its time, this is the BIGGEST by far!
As we emptied all of the bedrooms on our 8th floor ready for the work to start, we invited Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service in to use the floor for a training exercise as a way to kick off the project. This was set up to help them practice in dealing with fires within a high-rise building, the firefighters, along with some of the hotel team, created realistic scenarios for them to tackle.
The 8th floor of the hotel is the first set of bedrooms to be refurbished and this week has seen all of the air conditioning units installed in the rooms and painting has begun! There’s a long way to go but we are off to a flying start!
We will be blogging regularly to keep you all updated on progress and to let you see what’s been happening along the way! You can follow our story on social media too – just search #FitForAKing