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Holiday Inn Express Overview

Holiday Inn Express is a mid-priced hotel chain within the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands. Originally founded as an "express" hotel, their focus is on offering limited services at a reasonable price.
The staff at Holiday Inn Express come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 57.4% female and 36.3% ethnic minorities. The diversity in Holiday Inn Express employees extends to employee political beliefs. Its employees are politically diverse and represent a balanced blend of political orientations, with 47.8% Democrats and 52.2% Republicans. Despite its impressive demographic and political diversity, Holiday Inn Express has employees who stay with the company for relatively short tenures. Holiday Inn Express staff members usually stay for 2.0 years. The average employee at Holiday Inn Express makes $30,927 per year. In comparison, some of its highest paying competitors, like Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Radisson, and Radisson Hotel, pay $35,590, $35,414, and $33,755, respectively.
Based in Iowa, Holiday Inn Express is a small hospitality company with only 175 employees and an annual revenue of $15.0M.







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The Team At Holiday Inn Express

Key People

    Basil Roberts (President)

Holiday Inn Express Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

Very friendly staffs and caring management Show More

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Everything working there is amazing Show More

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Was able to work at my own pace and didn’t have anyone over my shoulder all the time. Show More

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Poor management Show More
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What Do You Like About Working There?

Houseman duties; cleaning and delivering towels and other items to rooms; interacting with guests by answering restaurant and area questions. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Lay Off Status due to Covid-19 Show More

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Health Benefits Show More
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Holiday Inn Express Rankings

Holiday Inn Express is ranked #24 on the Best Hospitality Companies to Work For in Iowa list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Holiday Inn Express Salaries

How much does Holiday Inn Express pay?
The national average salary for a Holiday Inn Express employee in the United States is $30,902 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $48,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $19,000 per year.
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Holiday Inn Express Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Holiday Inn Express is $30,902, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role.

Some of the positions that earn high wages at Holiday Inn Express include executive chef, guest services manager, supervisor, and assistant general manager.

A typical executive chef salary at Holiday Inn Express is $59,032 per year.

To get a better sense of the salaries at Holiday Inn Express, other roles such as waitress and cashier can be considered as well. For comparison, the title waitress at Holiday Inn Express earns $22,293 per year.

Holiday Inn Express Careers

On average, employees at Holiday Inn Express stay with the company for 2.0 years. Employees most commonly join Holiday Inn Express after leaving Walmart. When they leave Holiday Inn Express, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

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2.0 years
Top Employers Before Holiday Inn Express
Walmart21.2 %
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Walmart24.5 %
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Holiday Inn Express Employee Demographics

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Holiday Inn Express Employees Education

Of the 175 employees at Holiday Inn Express, 12.2% attended Johnson & Wales University. Employees at Holiday Inn Express most frequently majored in Business, and most employees’ highest level of education is a High School Diploma.

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Holiday Inn Express Financial Performance

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Holiday Inn Express Competitors

Competitors of Holiday Inn Express include Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Radisson, and Radisson Hotel.

Employees at Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $35,528.

Employees at Radisson earn an average of $35,247 per year, and the employees at Radisson Hotel earn an average salary of $33,833 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express

How many Employees does Holiday Inn Express have?

Holiday Inn Express has 175 employees.

How much money does Holiday Inn Express make?

Holiday Inn Express generates $15.0M in revenue.

What industry is Holiday Inn Express in?

Holiday Inn Express is in the hotel industry.

What type of company is Holiday Inn Express?

Holiday Inn Express is a private company.

Who are Holiday Inn Express's competitors?

Holiday Inn Express competitors include Best Western International, Radisson Hotel, Hyatt, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, The Hotel Company, La Quinta Holdings, Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, Holiday Inn Hotels, Red Roof Inn, Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Red Lion Hotels, Super 8 Worldwide, Ramada New Jersey Holdings, Radisson, Extended Stay America, Fairfield, Renaissance Hotel Operating Company, Travelodge, Country Inns & Suites, Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Who works at Holiday Inn Express?

Basil Roberts (President)

Where is Holiday Inn Express's headquarters?

Holiday Inn Express's headquarters is in Estherville, IA.

What is Holiday Inn Express's website?

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Updated May 18, 2020

Zippia gives an in-depth look into the details of Holiday Inn Express, including salaries, political affiliations, employee data, and more, in order to inform job seekers about Holiday Inn Express. The employee data is based on information from people who have self-reported their past or current employments at Holiday Inn Express. While we have made attempts to ensure that the information displayed are correct, Zippia is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. The data presented on this page does not represent the view of Holiday Inn Express and its employees or that of Zippia.

Holiday Inn Express may also be known as or be related to HOLIDAY EXPRESS UK LTD, Holiday Express, Holiday Express UK Ltd and Holiday Inn Express.