Holiday Inn Wants to 'Change Our View' With Their Musical Reviews
In case you're at work or reading this on your phone, allow us to tell you what's happening in this video above.
Holiday Inn has made a commercial featuring a nervous-looking guest* and a lovely looking lady with a guitar. The guest tells the lovely lady what he liked about his recent stay at the new Holiday Inn at Newark Airport in New Jersey and she puts his review to song. It sounds funny! It is not.
It's a little annoying and forced and at three minutes, is way too long for us to be voluntarily be watching video on our computer. Maybe if Tenacious D was singing the review we would be more entertained. However, the point has been made. Holiday Inn wants us to "Change Our View" of their brand (especially after they put a billion dollars into relaunching it) and we've certainly done that with this hotel.
We don't expect much from airport hotels yet we found ourselves putting this Holiday Inn on our "In case we get stranded" list. The place looks new, the rooms look stylish and according to the guest, the food at the bar was more than he expected. Plus, there's a free shuttle to the airport.
Indeed, the reviews over at TripAdvisor are all rather good. So if we ever got stuck near Newark Airport, we'd be willing to give this place a try. But that's a big "if." We're still kind of smarting from our last Holiday Inn Express experience.
*This guest may be an actor. We can't tell.
Have you tried the new Holiday Inn brand experience yet? Tell us what you thought in comments below!