• Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer will be the first aparthotel in the area 

IHG Hotels & Resorts and Cycas Hospitality have celebrated the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express in Deventer, Netherlands, with the opening of 99-room Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer. 

Operated by Cycas Hospitality, as part of a lease agreement with Bruil Bouw, the new-build property pairs 83 Holiday Inn Express guest rooms that have been designed to balance home comforts with smart design features, with 16 fully equipped suites, allowing the hotel to cater for both shorter and longer stay guests. Alongside the familiar hotel facilities guests can expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand such as the included Express Start® Breakfast and Grab & Go Pantry, all 99 guestrooms feature the Holiday Inn Express Next Generation room design, aimed at enhancing guest experience and equipping travellers with everything they need for a great stay. Key features include blackout curtains, high-quality bedding, a power shower, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. Rooms are also fitted with smart design features such as a flexible workspace, a flat screen TV where guests can mirror content from their phones, ergonomically designed chairs and ample USB ports and plug sockets next to the bed. The 16 one-bedroom suites also include a kitchenette, living space and work area. 

In the hotel’s lobby, guests will find tables with integrated power – all part of the brand’s Next Generation design solutions. The property also includes a 24-hour reception with express check-in and check-out, extensive car parking, and the Express Café & Bar, a thoughtfully designed communal space where guests can relax, recharge or be productive and then be on their way. 

 Connections to The Netherlands & Beyond 

The property is located on the outskirts of Deventer along the A1 motorway, the main connection between The Netherlands and Germany. With proximity to bus line 6 and 7 minutes from the main train station in Deventer with onward rail connections across Europe, the hotel is easily accessible. As a result, both Amsterdam and the German border are less than an hour away, with five international airports all within a 90 minutes' drive from the hotel. 

Mario Maxeiner, Managing Director Northern Europe IHG said: ‘We are incredibly proud to continue our great partnership with Cycas as they open another extraordinary IHG-branded hotel – the much-anticipated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer. We are proud to open the first Holiday Inn Express with a ‘suites’ offering in the Netherlands with Cycas - a testament to our long-standing partnership.” 

Khalid Gaddur, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Deventer, said “Opening the first Holiday Inn Express in Deventer, and bringing the ‘suites’ concept to The Netherlands, is an incredibly exciting project to be part of. The brand champions simple, smart travel by providing a launch pad for guests to make their next connection, whether for business or leisure, and myself and the team look forward to creating memorable experiences for visitors to Deventer.” 

As Cycas Hospitality continues to drive forward its ambitious development plans, this opening marks the award-winning pan-European operator’s third new hotel opening in 2022, after the opening of the first dual-branded property in France earlier this year. Cycas will also be opening Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sion in autumn 2024, launching the concept in Switzerland.