InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Posadas Cantabria, S.A. de C.V., announce the ground breaking of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Hermosillo, Sonora. Slated to open before the end of 2014, the hotel is expected to generate at least 150 employment opportunities. Once open, this will be the fourth IHG®-branded hotel in Sonora which is currently home to two Holiday Inn® hotels and one Holiday Inn Express® hotel. The 185-room hotel is being developed by Posadas Cantabria, S.A. de C.V., with an investment of more than $12 million and is a testament to IHG’s growing presence in Mexico. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by prominent personalities such as C.P. Eduardo Javier Tapia Camou, Federal Tourism Coordinator, Lic. Alejandro López Caballero, Mayor of Hermosillo and Lic. Lyzeth Salcedo Salinas, Director of the Economic Development Commission for the municipality of Hermosillo were in attendance.
“We are very pleased to welcome this new project to the Holiday Inn Brand Family. The Holiday Inn Express brand offers a fresh, clean and enhanced guest experience through comfortable, convenient locations and is a great addition here,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president of Marketing Strategic Services for IHG in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. “Hermosillo is the main economic center for the state of Sonora and this region and is an important investment center for diverse industries such as automotive, agriculture and mining, among others.”
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hermosillo will be located near Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio and Blvd. Cameros, and just five minutes away from the international airport. Additionally, the Cantabria Shopping Mall is next door and the 18-hole Lagos Golf Club is just a short walk away.
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hermosillo, owned and managed by Posadas Cantabria, S.A. de C.V., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.