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The best surprise is a roll-out surprise for go-ahead Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn has led a sheltered life but also a relatively short one - so much so that it seems like more than 50 years since Kemmons Wilson opened his first hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. In fact it seemed to surprise many of the guests attending last year's muted celebrations that the reason for them was that Holiday Inn had clocked up its first half century. These days you could still believe that 'The World's Innkeeper' was somewhat older than that, and its motto, 'The best surprise ...

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