City of Seminole’s First Hotel!


IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s leading global hotel companies announces the opening of the 121-room Holiday Inn Express® in St. Petersburg, Florida. MPH Hotels, Inc as the owner operator with their newest property opening just last week April 4th 2017 and is the City of Seminole’s first hotel. The hotel hired 35 employees, ranging from Housekeeping to Front Desk.

The Holiday Inn brand family’s $1BN global brand re-launch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history, continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

Guests at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Seminole | St. Petersburg | Madeira Beach focuses on a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a productive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The hotel’s newly enhanced complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar will feature a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee.  The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products.  Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection where they will find new crisp fresh bedding which features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets.

“More than $15 million was invested to build this property and we are looking forward to the end result,” said Heather Davis, general manager. “Holiday Inn Express & Suites is modern, fresh, clean, uncomplicated and a perfect fit for St. Petersburg, FL”

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Seminole, is managed by Waterview Hospitality LLC with  MPH Hotels Inc. as the developer and is franchised by of IHG and is located at 4816 100th Way North, St. Petersburg, FL; telephone: 727-914-7107;

Holiday Inn Express & Suits participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards® Club.  The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 73 million members.  IHG Rewards Club membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.