Volleyball Canada Announces IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group Canada) as Official Hotel Supplier

Aug. 26, 2014:  Volleyball Canada today announced that InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) is now its official hotel supplier.

"We are very excited to be partnering with IHG," said Mark Eckert, Volleyball Canada Executive Director. "Volleyball Canada runs major events for both indoor and beach volleyball all across the country, bringing thousands of athletes and their families together. Having an integrated hotel partner will benefit competitors as well as event organizers of all types of volleyball tournaments in Canada."

For example, the 2015 Volleyball Canada Championship in Calgary next May is expected to attract 10,000 athletes and 12,000 spectators, which translates into an excess of 18,000 room nights for area hotels.

Volleyball Canada’s 64,000 members and families will have access to IHG’s best flexible hotel rates at a 10-percent discount across Canada at participating hotels.  For bookings of ten rooms or more, Volleyball Canada and its clubs and provincial associations, will go through an RFP process to secure the rooms they need at the best rates and location possible. Will include group booking link.

IHG’s brands include InterContinental, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and they have more than 168 properties across Canada.

“We are very pleased to have Volleyball Canada and its provincial partners on board with IHG.  We know how many big events Volleyball Canada organizes, and look forward to providing a seamless solution for its sport-specific accommodations,” said Tiziana Fathers, Director of Sales Canada IHG.

As part of this relationship, IHG hotels will be designated as the official hotel supplier to Volleyball Canada.  Members of the Volleyball Canada community must use a discount code reservations of nine or less rooms per night (email info@volleyball.ca to receive the code.).  For group reservations of 10-plus rooms per night please go to the following link:https://www.formstack.com/forms/VolleyballCanada-ihg_group

Volleyball Canada is the sport’s official national organization, running the indoor, beach and sitting volleyball’s national programs, and overseeing the sports development and growth in partnership with its provincial and territorial associations.

IHG is one of the world's leading hotel companies with 693,072 rooms in over 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world. For a full list of IHG properties : www.ihg.com.

More information on the program will be available at www.volleyball.ca in the coming weeks.
 
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Volleyball Canada media contact:
Jackie Skender  
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