“There is no other international hotel company with IHG’s longevity in Latin America,” adds Alvaro Diago, chief operations officer, Latin America & Caribbean, IHG. “The roots of our company stem from Brazil, with the first IHG-branded property opening in Belém in 1946. We helped forge Brazil’s hospitality industry, and we are pleased to be an integral part of this next stage of travel evolution for the country.”Located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations, IHG hotels have been serving Latin America for more than 65 years. There are 19 Holiday Inn Express hotels in Latin America and the Caribbean while its sister brand Holiday Inn® has 24 hotels in the region. Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club ® Rewards, the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with 69 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on priorityclub.com, calling 1.888.211.9874 or inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any one of IHG's more than 4,500 hotels worldwide. About Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Express hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,000 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.hiexpress.com. 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®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 71 million members worldwide.