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Marin Management to Operate New 100-Room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Houston West - Katy Mills

HOUSTON, TX. September 12, 2017 - Marin Management, Inc. is proud to have been selected to operate the new 100-room Hotel Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Houston West - Katy Mills.

This hotel is under construction and is scheduled to open this fall. The hotel is part of the IHG group and is a new Holiday Inn concept called H4 for "happiness, hospitality, home and Holiday Inn". The concept comes with a new modern guestroom design to make rooms feel more like home.

The hotel will offer 3,000 square feet of event space, an indoor heated pool, a fitness center and an entertainment room with a pool table and multiple 50-inch LED televisions.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Houston West - Katy Mills will also feature a new restaurant concept, "Burger Theory", serving custom burgers and local craft beers. It will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This hotel is in the heart of a rapidly growing commercial center about 30 miles west of downtown Houston.

For more information on Marin Management, Inc. contact:
Mr. John Manderfeld
(415) 331-1061

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