Professional Hotel Photography for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton-Centerville
Holiday Inn Express Approved Hotel Photography
Scarlet and Gray Hospitality hired us to photograph four of their properties. We planned a trip to shoot all four properties in one week. That schedule required everyone to be ready when we arrived. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton-Centerville really took that to heart. They were so prepared and also so helpful in making this a great shoot.
What Made This Hotel Photo Shoot Unique
IHG is very specific about what they require for their Holiday Inn Express approved photography. In addition to IHG’s photography guidelines, Scarlet and Gray wanted to showcase their hotels on their own website. That consistency is what we specialize in. We held preparation calls ahead of the shoot date and the team at the hotel prepared diligently.
The hotel is tucked away in a busy shopping area. The property is limited in parking but the manager did a fantastic job blocking off spaces. We were shooting during COVID but the hotel was quite busy. In addition, we shot during winter so sunset coincided with check in. Luckily, the guests were wonderful. Most people are happy to cooperate when we tell them why we have the parking spaces blocked.
The stacked stone in the breakfast area is a beautiful accent to the normal Holiday Inn Express decor. The only problem is that now I want that stacked stone at my house too. Consistency is key with branded hotels like Holiday Inn Express. But the little accents can really elevate the look of the property.
Mixing Business With Pleasure
This trip was a quick one with the four hotels being booked so close. We enjoyed our shoot but were thankful that we got done in time to get some shopping done. The area has many stores so we snuck in some early Christmas shopping. Though, of course, COVID considerations limited our shopping spree.
Thanks to everyone at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dayton-Centerville! You were all so welcoming and made this a great hotel photo shoot. We definitely look forward to coming back to visit soon when we have more time to explore the area!