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 was designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the brand’s global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.“We are beyond excited to open this Holiday Inn hotel,” said Dr. Rafael Marin President of Hoteles Cacique Internacional S.A.S. “We look forward to continuing this relationship and working with IHG to develop additional IHG-branded hotels in the future.” The Holiday Inn Bucaramanga Cacique, owned by Hoteles Cacique Internacional S.A.S., a division of MARVAL, S.A., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. All Holiday Inn hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program IHG ® Rewards Club, the industry’s first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program with over 76 million members worldwide. Membership is free and guests can enroll at ihgrewardsclub.com, or by inquiring at this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014. There are more than 200 hotels in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, including over 75 Holiday Inn hotels and Holiday Inn Express hotels. IHG has been serving Latin America for more than 65 years. With hotels situated in nearly every key market throughout the region, the scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion. About Holiday Inn hotels With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn ® brand is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, Kids Eat Free and Kids Stay Free programs, and KidSuites rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort hotel demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.” For more information about the Holiday Inn brand and Holiday Inn Resort brand, including IHG’s vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn. Find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels. Notes to Editors: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of 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 manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 76 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media , www.twitter.com/ihg , www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc .