InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LON:IHG) (NYSE:IHG) (ADRs), today announced the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express® hotel in the Condado district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 115 room hotel opening brings IHG’s hotels in Puerto Rico to four including the recently renovated InterContinental ® San Juan, Holiday Inn® Mayaguez & Tropical Casino and the Holiday Inn® Ponce & Tropical Casino hotels. With hotels situated in almost every key market throughout the region, IHG has over 80 hotels in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. “Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest-growing hotel brands in the industry, and we are thrilled to now have the brand represented in San Juan,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “San Juan is Puerto Rico’s financial and cultural center and a key tourist destination with a growing demand for well-known international hotel brands, and the Holiday Inn Express brand easily meets the needs of both business and leisure travelers.” The Holiday Inn Express ® San Juan Condado hotel, owned by A.F.N.S. Condado Investment Inc, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The seven-story property is located directly across the street from the exquisite Condado Beach and five miles from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Also close to the Port of San Juan, the Holiday Inn Express ® San Juan Condado hotel additionally offers convenient access to the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the city’s financial district and numerous dining and nightlife options. “It’s a strategic advantage to have a hotel in the thriving city of San Juan and in such a vibrant location as Condado,” adds Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “San Juan is a key market for IHG given its importance as a vacation destination, as Puerto Rico’s capital city, as an economic and cultural hub and as one of the island’s most important seaports. We look forward to further growing the IHG brand in this region.”
The new hotel features complimentary high-speed Internet access, an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, business center and fitness center. The hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, stay to ensure a pleasurable experience. All guestrooms offer a spacious, modern and well equipped interior, work desk with ergonomic chair, 32-inch flat screen TV, free local calls, in-room complimentary coffee, safe deposit facilities and choice of soft or firm pillows.The complimentary Express Start ™ breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast ® coffee. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets. IHG has a total of 44 Holiday Inn hotels and Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for more than 65 years. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion. Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG ® Rewards Club, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with more than 77 million members. Membership is free and guests can enroll at ihgrewardsclub.com, by downloading the IHG® app, or by inquiring at this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members now have access to free Internet globally. About Holiday Inn Express ® Hotels Holiday Inn Express ® hotels are a part of the IHG brand family and are the ideal choice for the smart traveler, offering them a great night’s rest while helping them be productive on the go. Fresh, clean, modern 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). Launched in 1991, the Holiday Inn Express ® brand is one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the hotel industry, opening hotels at a rate of two per week on average' in the boiler plate. There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information or to book a reservation, visit ihg.com/holidayinnexpress. Find us on twitter twitter.com/HIExpress or Facebook facebook.com/holidayinnexpress. 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 77 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns 4,700 hotels and 687,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,100 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 .