Holiday Inn Express opens by top shopping destination in Bicester

Developed by L+R Hotels, IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of its newest UK hotel, managed by Atlas Hotels - Holiday Inn Express® Bicester, in Oxfordshire.

Just a ten-minute walk from Bicester Village, a top UK shopping destination, a five-minute drive from Bicester town centre and with free on-site parking for guests, this new-build hotel is the ideal base for those looking for a shopping getaway or some local sightseeing.

Holiday Inn Express champions simple, smart travel by serving as a no-fuss basecamp where guests can work, rest, relax and recharge.

All 149 bedrooms feature the Holiday Inn Express Next Generation room design, aimed at enhancing guest experience and equipping travellers with everything they need for a great stay.

Key features include guest-controlled air-conditioning, blackout curtains, high-quality bedding, a power shower, and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

They are also fitted with smart design features such as a flexible workspace, flat screen TV where you can mirror content from your phone, ergonomically designed chairs and ample USB ports and plug sockets next to the bed.

In the hotel’s lobby, guests will find tables with integrated power – all part of the brand’s Next Generation design solutions. A mix of seating styles provide a welcoming space for guests to work or relax.

Gemma Goodwin, Hotel Operations Manager, Holiday Inn Express Bicester, commented, “Holiday Inn Express Bicester is in a prime location for those looking to get away and enjoy the attractions that Bicester and Oxfordshire have to explore. The hotel offers a refreshingly smart stay that delivers more where it matters most.

'I’m really proud of the new team at Holiday Inn Express Bicester who have worked extremely hard to open and are ensuring that we’re going above and beyond, particularly with cleanliness and the IHG Way Of Clean to provide guests the confidence they need to stay with us.”

Holiday Inn Express Bicester has seven air-conditioned flexible meeting rooms that can provide space for up to 45 people (as and when restrictions allow) – making is a great choice for smaller meetings.

IHG has a long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures at all its hotels worldwide. This is being extended with additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices, in partnership with industry leading experts Cleveland Clinic, Ecolab, and Diversey, as well as introducing the IHG Clean Promise. For more information, please visit

Holiday Inn Express is IHG’s largest and fastest growing hotel brand globally with 2,888 hotels open and an additional 755 set to open in the next few years.

Across Europe, there are over 268 Holiday Inn Express hotels open and 69 due to open in the next 3-5 years. IHG recently opened Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – North Riverside, the brand’s largest Holiday Inn Express in Europe with 438 rooms.