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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Opening Press Release

Magnolia Hospitality Services,Magnolia Hospitality, Magnolia Hotels, MHS Hotel Management Company

The Developer of the Year Award is awarded annually by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts hotel group to a developer that best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the hospitality industry across IHG brands. The recipient exemplifies extraordinary power of perseverance and the exceptional capacity to see a development from vision through fruition; this year's award encompasses a unique component given the innumerable challenges of the pandemic.

Mr. Kasan's latest development project, the Holiday Inn Resort South Padre Island Beach Front, features a unique and expansive full-service beach resort property complete with (3) onsite bars, a restaurant, (3) large meeting venues - one of which is the largest open-air venue on South Padre Island, and over 200+ newly renovated guest rooms for guests to enjoy an idyllic vacation getaway on Texas's own tropical South Padre Island. This hotel is the result of Kasan's vision and reason for this honored award; the resort is spearheaded by GM, Rene Valdez.


"Working with Nitin Kasan on this massive renovation was truly an amazing experience to watch as his vision came to life," said Adam Kipple, Managing Member and President of MHS. "Even through a worldwide pandemic, he stayed the course and transformed this property into the beautiful Holiday Inn Beach Resort that it is today, and we could not be more grateful to have partnered with him. Mr. Kasan has made his mark with this project, and we could not be more excited for his success and being named IHG Developer of the Year."

Kasan, a Rio Grande Valley resident, is an esteemed community member with over 20+ years immersed in the hospitality industry. An industrious professional with family resolutely one of his core values, Kasan's incredible tenacity for going above and beyond to provide a first-class guest experience, while never deviating from his vision to create a brand-defining beach resort in a strong tourist market, has truly paved the path for his tremendous industry success. His passion, creativity, and innovation of IHG properties have all led to his commitment to develop high quality hotels in South Texas.

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