NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario – April 10th, 2018

Vrancor Hospitality Corporation, a leading Canadian hospitality and development company, announces the opening of two new hotels, the 104-room Holiday Inn Express® and 70-room Staybridge Suites in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The new dual-branded hotel represents the latest additions to InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) more than 5,300 hotels worldwide. Located at 524 York Road, the two new modern hotels are at the gateway to the Niagara Region and are easily accessible to the Canada/US border crossings at Queenston Lewiston, Rainbow Bridge and The Peace Bridge. The two new hotels are ideally situated within minutes of internationally renowned Niagara Falls, one of Canada’s most visited and photographed tourism destinations and the Niagara Wine Route, which connects visitors to dozens of wineries.

“We are excited to open these two new hotels and are ready to give a warm welcome to local residents and guests visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara Region,” said Darko Vranich, CEO and President, Vrancor Group. “Both Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites are globally recognized brands that are extremely popular with value conscious guests who seek a contemporary, fresh hotel experience and we are extremely proud to join the community,” said Vranich.

The 104-room Holiday Inn Express Niagara-on-the-Lake offers guests everything they need and nothing they don’t. It’s the smart choice for travelers seeking a hotel that will help them rest and go while staying productive. The 2,600 Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide offer a simple and efficient stay through the uncomplicated, yet personal service travelers expect from the brand. Holiday Inn Express Niagara-on-the-Lake features the brand’s newest design solution, which was created to meet the evolving needs of guests. The design features an appealing combination of fresh, energetic and engaging elements, creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the Holiday Inn Express® brand experience. Arriving guests can park for free, tap their room key for easy guestroom access, then settle in and connect mobile devices to fast, free Wi-Fi. Modern, new guestrooms feature a 49-inch HDTV experience, mini fridge, microwave, Keurig® brewers, work area, top-open drawer safe, multiple points of power conveniently located throughout the room and a wide range of personal care amenities. A great nights’ sleep is guaranteed with a St-Chapelle Plush bed by Simmons and fresh white bedding.

Guests start their day with complimentary Express Start® hot breakfast bar, offering both healthy and hearty options. The lobby business centre or flexible seating in the Great Room, including community tables with built in wired and wireless charging, are ideal spots to connect with friends, play a game or maybe even do a bit of work.

The 70-room Staybridge Suites Niagara-on-the-Lake offers guests the choice of spacious studio or one-bedroom suites with king or double queen bed options, plus an additional queen bed sleeper sofa and communal living spaces. Fully equipped kitchens feature granite countertops, stove, full-size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, pots/pans/serving dishes, plates, glassware, cutlery and a dining table. With all of the amenities of a modern home, relax and stay productive with free Wi-Fi and 49-inch HDTV experience. Park for free, and enjoy complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet and evening Social Monday-Wednesday nights, with a wide range of delicious small plate entrees. Relax outside with an outdoor living room, barbecue, fire-pit and putting green.

A total of 5 flexible meeting rooms with natural light (2,800 square feet) are available and ideal for smart, small meetings and events for up to 120 guests. Shared centre-complex facilities also include a light-filled, heated indoor pool and guest laundry facilities. In addition, guests can purchase items from two separate Suite Shops, offering 24-hour food and beverage choices for snacks, toiletries and drinks for purchase.

Once opened, Holiday Inn Express & Staybridge Suites Niagara-on-the-Lake will provide an estimated 45 new hospitality jobs to the area. The Niagara Region occupies most of the Niagara Peninsula. Its eastern boundary is the Niagara River, which is also the border with the United States. It is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario and on the south by Lake Erie. The unique natural landscape makes the Niagara Region an extremely popular centre for winemaking, and for visitors seeking outstanding golf, outdoor family fun and unique tourism and gaming experiences. Niagara-on-the-Lake is a historically significant and popular tourist destination with quaint colonial-style buildings, the Shaw Festival, Fort George, The Outlet Collection at Niagara shopping mall and an impressive calendar of year-round festivals and events that celebrate the many attributes of the area. Centres of learning include Niagara College and Brock University. With easy access via the Queen Elizabeth Way highway from the Greater Toronto Area (1 hour, 15 minutes), from Hamilton, Ontario (45 minutes), or from Buffalo, NY (30 minutes depending on border traffic), the region is popular with guests of all ages and receives up to 12 million visitors each year.

Both hotels participate in IHG® Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest hotel loyalty program that is free to join. Guests can enroll at, by downloading the IHG®App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 5,300 hotels worldwide. All IHG hotels use the IHG Green Engage™system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives its hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment.

For more information or to make reservations at Holiday Inn Express Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit or call 289-362-2400; for more information or to make reservations at Staybridge Suites Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit or call 289-362-2500.


Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently 2,600 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram


Staybridge Suites® is an innovative, all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests seeking a warm sense of community in a home-like environment that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations. The Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with 255 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information about the Staybridge Suites brand, visit Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram


Vrancor Group is one of the top hospitality companies in Ontario and an award-winning leader in property management and development. Committed to smart growth, we effectively adapt to changing market demands in order to deliver market leading ROI. Vrancor’s experienced and diverse corporate team offers expertise in multiple disciplines including operations, finance, sales, marketing and human resources. We specialize in building, (re)developing and managing award-winning properties in Ontario. When it comes to hotel, residential or commercial spaces – we know our game, and are one of its leading players. We pride ourselves in creating a sense of uniqueness and individuality for each of our properties, something which has earned us a reputation for innovative leadership, sound judgment and extraordinary guest satisfaction. Visit for more information and connect with Vrancor at,,

For further information on Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites Niagara-on-the-Lake or any other Vrancor Group project, please contact:

Karen McQuade
Regional Director Sales & Marketing
Vrancor Hospitality Corporation
366 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 1B3
905 540 4800