InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
[LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's leading global hotel
companies, announces today the signing of a new Holiday Inn hotel in
Quito, Ecuador. This property brings three IHG®-branded
hotels to Ecuador including the current Holiday
Inn Express® Quito hotel, and the upcoming Holiday Inn®
Guayaquil Airport hotel slated to open next month.
"Ecuador has strong potential for hotel growth and is the perfect market
for Holiday Inn hotels," said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer,
the Americas, IHG. "As well as being the country's capital, Quito is
also an important business and tourism center for the country and we
look forward to bringing accommodations to fit the region's needs."
The hotel will be located approximately 22 miles from Quito's city
center and one mile from the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport,
built to expand the capacity of the city's former airport and estimated
to serve five million travelers annually with room for future expansion.
Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, Quito is the second most populous
city in Ecuador and a UNESCO
World Heritage site, having one of the best-preserved historic city
centers in the Americas.
The new hotel will be designed in line with the Holiday Inn brand
family's $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its
kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased
quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel will
feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome
services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and
"We are so pleased with the signing of the new Holiday Inn Quito
Airport," said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Marketing Strategic
Services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean at IHG. "The location
is exciting and a very strategic fit for this brand as this hotel will
be located near one of the busiest international airports in South
America and of tremendous value to both business and leisure travelers
visiting the region."
Scheduled to debut in 2016, the four-story Holiday Inn Quito Airport
will boast a modern facade and design featuring 130 guestrooms. The
location is intended to cater to both corporate and leisure travelers,
looking for accommodations close to the airport. The hotel will be
equipped with maximum sound insulation, built to minimize airport noise
to ensure a pleasurable and convenient stay for guests, and will also
feature an array of on-site amenities, including an indoor swimming
pool, restaurant, fitness center and 6,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space.
Room Service Right ... On Time?, at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that
guests' room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every
Holiday Inn hotels feature a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend
forward and comfortable. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding
with pillows that come in two comfort levels: "soft" and "firm." The
residential design will include business-focused necessities such as an
ergonomic workstation and data ports with the bathrooms including a
multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with
curved rod, and amenities. Additionally, each room will have standard
Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations - comfortable double, queen or
king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro
fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.
The hotel is owned by BPO Asesores Empresariales S.A., which also owns
the Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport opening later this year and is
franchised by an affiliate of IHG. IHG has 42 Holiday Inn hotels and
Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,
and has been serving Latin America for more than 65 years. With hotels
situated in nearly every key market throughout the region, IHG has more
than 75 hotels in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Holiday Inn hotels participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority
Club® Rewards, soon to be named IHG® Rewards Club
this July. The industry's fast-growing guest loyalty program with
73 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at
ihg.com/priorityclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at any
of IHG's more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.
About the Holiday Inn brand
With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn® brand
is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the
Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to
establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides
the services that business travelers need, while also offering a
comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities
such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers
and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as
meeting and on-site business facilities, Kids Eat and Stay Free
programs, and KidSuites rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort hotel
demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to
serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as "America's
Favorite Hotel." And now, the Holiday Inn brand has been ranked "Highest
in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-scale Full Service Hotel Chains",
according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 and 2012 North America
Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. For more information
about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resort, including IHG's vacation
resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call
1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn.
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Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs) is a
global organization with nine hotel brands including InterContinental®
Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday
Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, and
Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVEN? Hotels and
HUALUXE? Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the
world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 73 million
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more
than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With
more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to
recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate
over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and
is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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