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Fact #185175


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Founded by Kemmons Wilson, the first Holiday Inn is opened as as "Holiday Inn Hotel Courts" at 4925 Summer Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. By 1956 there will be 23 Holiday Inns, and by 2016, there will be 1,145 all over the world. The chain will inspire the 1971 song Holiday Inn by Elton John.