InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], today announced the opening of the 187-room Holiday Inn ® hotel in the northeastern city of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Bucaramanga’s first Holiday Inn ® hotel brings IHG’s hotel portfolio for Colombia to nine including two hotels in Bogota - the Holiday Inn Express ® Bogota and Holiday Inn ® Bogota Airport, Holiday Inn® Cartagena Morros, Holiday Inn Express ® Hotel & Suites Medellin and properties in the pipeline to be developed in Barranquilla, Cucuta, and Cartagena.
“The Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique hotel is just one example of IHG’s vision for expanding the brand in Colombia,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “Bucaramanga is the country’s sixth largest city with a thriving economy and there is a growing demand for well-known international hotel brands, like Holiday Inn.”
The 18-story new-build property is located in one of the most upscale areas of Bucaramanga and just minutes from the city’s financial district of Cabecera, private and public sports venues, as well as ecological parks offering adventure sports like rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking and motocross, among others.
“We are very pleased to open this property in a growing city like Bucaramanga,” adds Gerardo Murray, vice president, Marketing Strategic Services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “We look forward to exceeding expectations for the city’s growing business and leisure market.”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 also includes business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation and data ports, with the bathrooms including a multifunctional showerhead, and signature shower curtain with curved rod. Additionally, each room features comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Guest amenities at the Bucaramanga hotel include an indoor swimming pool, business center, state-of-the-art gym, a rooftop bar, restaurant and 11,000 sq. ft. (over 1,000 square meters) of meeting space. The hotel also provides quick access to the many businesses within Cacique, as well as various restaurants, movie theaters and a 17-story office space.
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