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Seeing Is Believing: An Update of Holiday Inn Express Syracuse-Fairgrounds

We discussed the changes and even some surprises that Holiday Inn brought us before. Today, I toured the newly-renovated Holiday Inn Express Syracuse-Fairgrounds. I really like the new design. It looks clean and modern. Seeing is believing. Here are some pictures I took during the tour.

1. Top right --- Front Desk: new logo, new lighting, fresh blue color, and a friendly Front Desk agent.

2. Middle right --- Guestroom: this hotel also has refrigerator, microwave, and electric safe in each guestroom. How nice! (Not every Holiday Inn Express features these facilities though.)

3. Top left --- Breakfast: it serves typical continental breakfast plus some hot items like sausage, bacon, cheese omelette, etc. The blue colar and the lighting enhance the "freshness" feel.

4. Bottom right --- Mini Market: a small convenient store. Many limited service hotels have mini market now.




5. Bottom left --- Small conference room: using blue-color bottle water shows the attention to details.



How do you like or dislike the new design? Will you choose to stay in an updated Holiday Inn for your next trip? (Pictures are also available in my Facebook page.)

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