ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterContinental Hotels Group ( IHG) today announced the opening of the Deadwood Mountain Grand, a Holiday Inn Resort ® hotel located in Deadwood, S.D. The opening follows an approximately $50 million renovation by the ownership to the sprawling over 245,000 sq. feet property. "The Holiday Inn Resort brand continues to grow in key vacation destinations, and we are thrilled to welcome this property into the Holiday Inn ® Brand Family," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn Brand Family. "The brand is one guests have come to know and trust, aimed at providing family vacation experiences that create lasting memories at our diverse group of entertainment and leisure focused properties." The Deadwood hotel is located at 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive. Formerly a historical mining building, the hotel includes nine floors comprising 98 guest rooms and five beautifully appointed suites. The casino and event center, as well as the hotel itself have undergone significant renovations with an overall theme focused on an upscale Western atmosphere and décor, and with historic Deadwood artwork featured in the guest rooms. The town of Deadwood is a Registered National Historic Landmark and is a significant tourist attraction for the state of South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore National Monument is within a 45 minute drive and the Devil's Tower National Monument is just an hour away. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located near other regional attractions such as the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, and the Wind Cave National Park. The hotel has a well-equipped fitness center, business center, and meeting facilities, as well as an indoor pool, spa, casino, and event center that can accommodate over 2,000 people. Additionally, the property's Kids Club – "Seth's Lil' Sheriffs Club" – features activities themed around the town's historical roots and its Wild West past. Formerly an independent property with strong roots in show business and entertainment, the hotel will continue offering a diverse comedy and music line-up at its Event Center. Guests can enjoy an upscale dining experience at the Aught Six Grille and live entertainment at the Slime Plant Bar & Lounge.