IHG Opens Second Holiday Inn Express® Hotel In Bogotá
New hotel is the 13th IHG®-branded property in Colombia
MIAMI, 18 December, 2014 – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Bogotá Zona Financiera. The new-build, 99-room hotel is a LEED Gold certified property and is located in the heart of Bogotá’s financial district at Carrera 7 N. 67-39. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development comprised of two towers, one of which houses the hotel and a second offices and retail stores. The new Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bogotá Zona Financiera hotel is the fifth IHG-branded hotel in Bogotá and is 15 miles from El Dorado International Airport. Conveniently located near local businesses, embassies, various multinational companies such as Baker Hughes, Cisco System, World Bank and Microsoft and the G Zone, an exclusive area in northern Bogotá home to the fanciest gourmet restaurants.
“It is a great accomplishment to open a second Holiday Inn Express hotel in Bogotá,” said Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and Caribbean, Americas, IHG. “We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Grupo Contempo and thank them for supporting our presence in the country and maintaining our pledge to offer guests the highest quality hotel accommodations and services.”
The Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest and fastest-growing hotel brands in the industry, and in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its guest, IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands’ global relaunch, the largest in hospitality history. The relaunch for The Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio, and new hotels feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
The hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay with innovative, preferred guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a business center, meeting spaces for up to 200 people, and complimentary parking. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, and free local and toll free phone calls with voicemail. The complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including regional and local dishes, a rotation of egg and meat selections, breads, yogurt, juices, fruit, pastries, cereals and coffee.
“We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands as it is ideal for meeting the needs of the growing business and leisure travel markets in Bogotá,” said Gerardo Murray, regional vice president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “And as a LEED Gold certified property, this hotel is a model of sustainability and provides both business and leisure guests with a new eco-friendly option in Bogotá’s thriving financial district.”
Owned and managed by Grupo Contempo S.A, the hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. This hotel is the second project to open with Grupo Contempo and Grupo Contempo has two more properties in the pipeline in the cities of Barranquilla and Cartagena.
The Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at www.IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.
About Holiday Inn Express Hotels
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ Breakfast Bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,300 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.hiexpress.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.
SOURCE: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts