Three Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Colombia Signed

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    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announces the signing of three new Holiday Inn Express hotels in Colombia. The hotels, owned and managed by Grupo Contempo S.A., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, will be located in the key cities of Bogota, Cartagena and Barranquilla. IHG’s relationship with Grupo Contempo began in 2008 with the signing and opening of the Holiday Inn Express Bogota in the vibrant neighbourhood of “Parque de la 93.” The new properties, scheduled to open in 2014, will add 450 rooms to IHG’s existing portfolio in Colombia, which currently includes eight hotels and 1,910 rooms. The new hotels will also complement IHG’s four existing Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express properties in the country.

    The Holiday Inn Express Bogota OXO 67th will be the second hotel that Grupo Contempo will develop in Colombia’s capital city, Bogota. The hotel will be part of a mixed-use complex, consisting of an office tower, a hotel tower and retail on the ground floor. The seven-story, 100-room hotel will be located in the heart of the financial district, close to the main corporate offices of major multinational companies; embassies and consulates; the National Theater; and “Zona G” (G Zone), renowned for its restaurants and bars.

    The 200-room Holiday Inn Express Cartagena will be located in the heart of the Bocagrande district, one of the city’s most popular tourist spots. Encircled by a vibrant commercial and residential area, the 15-story hotel will be within close proximity to a variety of popular restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. The Holiday Inn Express Cartagena will boast a business centre, a swimming pool and a fitness facility.

    The Holiday Inn Express Barranquilla will be situated adjacent to the modern Buenavista Shopping Mall & Entertainment Center in one of Barranquilla’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. The 18-story, 150-room hotel is within walking distance to a variety of high-end boutiques, shops and restaurants. The hotel will also feature a swimming pool, a business centre and a fitness facility.

    Standard Holiday Inn Express guest rooms feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, in room coffee machine. Business travellers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs and free high-speed internet access.

    Daniel Fountain / 04.05.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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