IHG Announces the Opening of a New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Yopal, Colombia

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    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Yopal, Colombia. Located approximately 200 miles from Bogota in the northeastern region of Colombia, the new-build, 89-room hotel is situated in downtown Yopal, the capital city of the Department of Casanare. Well-situation to meet the needs of travellers to the area, the Holiday Inn Express Yopal is located near four major international oil refineries and processing plants: Halliburton, Perenco, Equion and Ecopetrol. The Holiday Inn Express Yopal hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay with innovative, guest- preferred upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center and 1,200 square feet of meeting space capable of transforming into three smaller meetings rooms. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs and free local and toll free phone calls with voicemail. Additionally, guests can enjoy complimentary parking.

    Guestrooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD LED TV, comfortable twin, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine. 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.

    Owned and managed by Antares S.A., a construction and real estate company based in Bogota, the Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Yopal is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.

    “Yopal has experienced a significant increase in business travellers due to the recent boom in the local oil industry, and the Holiday Inn Express brand is ideal to meet the growing demand of these travellers,” said Gerardo Murray, regional vice president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “The hotel’s convenient location near restaurants and local attractions also makes it a perfect destination for leisure travellers.”

    “It is very exciting to expand IHG’s Holiday Inn Express brand in new cities,” said Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and Caribbean, Americas, IHG. “IHG already has a vast portfolio of internationally recognized brands in Colombia, and opening this hotel in Yopal is in line with IHG’s growth strategy in the country.”

    Daniel Fountain / 12.12.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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