By: Kimberly Alsobrooks | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2010
The new Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center is among the first hotels in the world to receive the brand’s new green sign, which exemplifies the standards of their $1 billion brand relaunch program.
The new Holiday Inn sign introduced in 2007 is making its way around the world. Now the Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center, located at 17 W. 7th St., announces this green beacon of hospitality will light the way for visitors to Downtown Tulsa.
The property will showcase the brand’s new sign, which is the seal of approval that this hotel exemplifies the standards of the $1 billion Holiday Inn brand relaunch program. The Holiday Inn brand relaunch is the largest in the history of the hospitality industry, with more than 3,300 hotels around the world being updated – improving quality and driving consistency at Holiday Inn hotels around the world. Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center is the first in Tulsa and among the first hotels in the world to receive the sign.
The Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center is owned by OHT IV, LLC and is managed by Noble Hospitality Inc. under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
Opening in February, The Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center has created a new level of contemporary style combined with exceptional levels of guest service. Conveniently located just ten minutes from the Tulsa International Airport, the hotel is within walking distance of the Tulsa Convention Center, BOK Center and Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Complimentary airport transportation is offered to all hotel guests.
The 220 brand-new guestrooms feature contemporary décor, 32-inch flat panel high definition TVs, pillow top mattresses, upgraded bedding and much more.
The 220 brand-new guestrooms each feature contemporary décor, 32-inch flat panel high definition TV, pillow top mattresses, upgraded bedding, cordless speaker phone, MP-3 compatible clock radio, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, iron and ironing board, complimentary in-room safe and wireless Internet. Guestrooms located on the 15th floor of the hotel include private outdoor balconies that offer spectacular views of the downtown Tulsa skyline and the Arkansas River.
The hotel has 12 well-appointed suites which include a spacious living area with a sofa sleeper, microwave and refrigerator. Many suites offer a private connecting guestroom with a king-size bed and separate private bath.
The lobby features floor to ceiling windows with comfortable conversational seating areas. The business center has two computer stations with a shared printer and complimentary wireless Internet. Contemporary design elements include black walnut finishes, polished granite surfaces and stainless steel accents, which combine to create high energy throughout the lobby, restaurant and bar.
The Boulder Grill offers an upscale yet casual atmosphere – the perfect spot to entertain family, friends and business associates. The innovative menu features a wide variety of small plates and traditional entrées, combining a broad array of fresh ingredients with intriguing flavors designed for any palate. Floor to ceiling windows showcase the vibrant streetscape and energy of Downtown Tulsa. The inviting street-side patio is the perfect setting to sample one of the Boulder Grill’s signature cocktails.
The state-of-the-art fitness center features Lifecycle equipment with individual television screens. Equipment includes three treadmills, two elliptical machines, stationary bike and free weights.
The Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center offers 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space to accommodate events with up to 250 guests. The unique rooftop terrace is the perfect venue for outdoor events and sunset receptions. There is also a rooftop pool and hot tub, completely enclosed in glass. The retractable glass roof will remain open throughout the warmer months. During Tulsa’s seasonal showers, the roof will close automatically so hotel guests can enjoy the pool year round.
“We look forward to offering our guests an enhanced stay experience with a new look and exceptional levels of customer service,” said Jeff Keeley, general manager of the Holiday Inn Tulsa – City Center. “And we are especially pleased to be among the first wave of properties to showcase these new Holiday Inn brand family hallmarks.”