Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh wins IHG® 2018 Torchbearer Award

ATLANTA (June 4, 2019) – The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh, Indiana received the IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2018 Torchbearer Award, the company's most prestigious award.


The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh is one of 216 properties within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 5,300 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation -- from quality to customer satisfaction. 
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh is owned and operated by Janeen M. Sprague and Sprague Hotel Developers.  The General Manager is Jeremy Windhorst.  This is the hotel’s fourth Torchbearer Award.
"It is my pleasure to award the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh, Indiana as one of the foremost hotels in our industry," said Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer – IHG, The Americas.  "This hotel embodies the heart of our brand promise and continues our story to make our 12 brands well known and loved by guests around the world."
A 2018 Torchbearer trophy, the company's symbol of top excellence, will be on permanent display at the hotel.
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In February 2019, IHG acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, adding 16 hotels (1,347 rooms) to its system and 18 hotels to its development pipeline.
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About Sprague Hotel Developers
Sprague Hotel Developers is an award-winning hotel management and development company that operates hotels in central and southern Indiana.  Its portfolio consists of Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Comfort Inn and Hilton Garden Inn hotels with Hampton Inn & Suites and Residence Inn by Marriott hotels currently under development.  Sprague Hotel Developers is owned and operated by Janeen M. Sprague, and the hotels are certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.  Sprague Hotel Developers prides itself on operating award-winning properties that strive to be the best hotels in their respective brand. For more information about Sprague Hotel Developers please visit