Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the first Holiday Inn property featuring the brand’s new H4 room design.

Rooms at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Bellingham in Washington feature a new Welcome Nook, which IHG says “serves as a drop zone for guests to hang their coat, drop their keys and personal belongings and plug in their devices – much like they would an entryway or mudroom in their own home”.

Other new design features include a moveable desk and more than five dedicated power points in each room. There is also a brand new room type – the Kind Bed with Comfort Hideaway, which features a sofa which can be converted into two twin beds at night.

Facilities at the Bellingham property include an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, fitness centre, and Northwater restaurant offering Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Commenting on the new design Eric Lent, Vice President, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Brands, The Americas, IHG said:

“Since its inception more than 60 years ago, the Holiday Inn brand has been a part of countless memorable experiences for travellers the world over. It’s important for a brand with as much history as Holiday Inn to continually reinvent itself in order to maintain its place in the hearts and minds of guests.

“With H4, we’ve once again raised the expectation of what a great hotel stay can be, and we are thrilled to welcome the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Bellingham to the IHG family as the first of many properties to come featuring this innovative new design.”