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Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1R2

Press Release

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown Receives the InterContinental Hotels Group Community Affairs Award

VANCOUVER, BC (November 18, 2009) - The Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Vancouver Downtown was honoured with the 2009 Community Affairs Award presented last week by InterContinental Hotels Group. Managed by Atlific Hotels, the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown was recognized for its exemplary history as a responsible community citizen and demonstrated impact on the Vancouver community.

"We are proud of the recognition that the team at the Holiday Inn Vancouver Downtown continues to receive for their efforts in the areas of community affairs and humanitarianism," said Philippe Gadbois, senior vice-president sales and marketing, Atlific Hotels. "They have set a great example and we congratulate them on their hard work and dedication to giving back to their community."

The 2009 Community Affairs Award was presented to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown for demonstrating the highest level of community participation and involvement. The Hotel was recognized for achieving visible and lasting results in the community through organized community initiatives. In 2008 the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown was also presented with the Hotel Association of Canada's Hall of Fame Award of Excellence for Humanitarianism.

"The team at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown has done an admirable job of creating an active role for the hotel as a responsible community citizen," said Suzanne Allemeier, general manager. "We are proud to receive this award and will continue to aspire to find ways to influence positive outcomes in our community."

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown has become a significant community partner running programs such as the Indigenous Scholarship Program in which the hotel presents four well-deserving applicants with a $2,000 scholarship each year. The Hotel also participates in fundraising for a number of worthy causes such as the BC Children's Hospital, the Union Gospel Mission, the Vancouver Pride Parade and the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, contributing over $67,000 this year.

About the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
Conveniently located in vibrant downtown Vancouver, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown is within steps of extensive shopping, mouth-watering dining, entertainment, cultural attractions and one of the world's most beautiful waterfronts. With a sleek new lobby, marble floors, and upgraded guest rooms, the hotel welcomes leisure, business and conference travellers to the city with the confidence and ease you expect from a fine hotel. The hotel's amenities include plush bedding and newly designed bathrooms, complimentary hi-speed Internet access, 24hr indoor pool, health club, sauna and a business centre. For more information please visit

About Atlific Hotels
Atlific Hotels is one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in Canada operating over 40 hotels with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Named Company of the Year in 2009 by Hotelier Magazine, Atlific Hotels has 50 years of experience managing well known Canadian hotels, resorts, and extended stay properties and has built a reputation for best in business accounting reporting, exceptional sales and marketing programs and sound operational systems. Atlific Hotels' parent company, Ocean Properties, Ltd. operates over 60 hotels throughout the United States. Together they manage over 100 properties in North America with a total of 16,500 rooms, which include independent hotels and resorts as well as internationally recognized hotel brands such as Marriott, Hilton, Westin and Holiday Inn. For more information please visit

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