IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) confirms the opening of two new hotels in British Columbia – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox and Holiday Inn Victoria – Elk Lake.

Both will offer modern accommodations for those traveling to Comox Valley and Victoria on Vancouver Island.

The newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites Courtenay – Comox features 93 contemporary rooms, an indoor pool, fitness centre, guest laundry and meeting space.

With each stay, guests can enjoy a brand staple – complimentary breakfast with a variety of fresh, hot items to choose from.

Located just northeast of downtown Courtenay, the hotel provides easy access to the Comox Valley Airport and Canadian Forces Base.

Other nearby attractions include Horne Lake caves, Mt. Washington, and taking in the picturesque scenery with a walk on the beach while enjoying the mountains in the backdrop.

The Holiday Inn Victoria – Elk Lake features 71 fully renovated rooms (with plans to add 64 guest rooms in the near future), an outdoor swimming pool, fitness and meetings space; plus boasts the locally known, The Lakes Restaurant and Bar – serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, including a daily happy hour with lite bites and libations.

Located in Saanich, the hotel is centrally located between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and the Victoria downtown area. Other popular nearby attractions include Butchart Gardens, Elk & Beaver Lake Provincial Park, Island View Beach and Cordova Bay Golf Course.

Metropolitan Capital Partners and Metropolitan Hospitality Management manage the two properties, as well as Holiday Inn Express Victoria-Colwood, which opened on the island in 2015.

IHG has a pipeline of 43 hotels and 4,640 rooms across five brands in Canada, which includes six mainstream hotels that will open in British Columbia over the next several years.

Jonathan Lund, Regional Vice President and Head of Canada, IHG, said: “We are thrilled to continue our growth in British Columbia with the opening of these two exceptional properties.

Vancouver Island is known for its rugged natural beauty, tranquil waters and outdoor activities – and we are excited to grow our presence in this picturesque setting. Our guests will be able to experience the quality of these two iconic IHG brands while exploring all that Courtenay and Victoria have to offer.”