IHG Opens Second Hotel in Cuernavaca, Mexico

$10 Million New-build Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites opens in the City of Eternal Spring

August 21, 2013 // Franchising.com // Cuernavaca, Mor. – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Inmobiliaria GEEMAJI, S.A. de C.V., announces the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cuernavaca. The ribbon cutting was by Mr. Graco Ramírez, Constitutional Governor of the State of Morelos and the opening was attended by guests spanning the political and tourism sectors such as Lic. Jaime Álvarez, Ministry of Tourism of the State of Morelos; Dr. Jorge Morales Barut, Mayor of Cuernavaca; and media representatives.

“We are very pleased to welcome this hotel to the Holiday Inn Brand Family and look forward to IHG’s continued presence in Cuernavaca,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Strategic Marketing Services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “The Holiday Inn Express brand is focused on offering a fresh, clean and enhanced guest experience – whether for business or pleasure - through ensuring comfort, a convenient location and good value”.

Located in one of the main avenues of the city in Av. Morelos Sur 133 and near the CIVAC Industrial Park, the hotel is just a few minutes from downtown and main city attractions, and just 2 km from the Mexico-Acapulco highway. The project was overseen by Grupo y Constructora Prisma-Ximetria and has generated over 400 direct and indirect jobs.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cuernavaca is designed in line with the Holiday Inn Brand Family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

All 124 rooms including the 20 junior suites have panoramic city views and all are equipped with complimentary wireless internet access, ironing kit (iron and ironing board), coffee maker, safety deposit box, 40” flat screen TV, radio-alarm clock with support for audio and a desk with an ergonomic chair. Other amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, a meeting room, a heated swimming pool, covered and open parking, and a boutique shop onsite.

Guests experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience. 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. 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.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Cuernavaca, owned and managed by Inmobiliaria GEEMAJI, S.A. de C.V., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s fastest-growing guest loyalty program with over 74 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 01-800-000-0404 or by inquiring at any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

About The Holiday Inn Express® Brand

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 at Holiday Inn Express hotels enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,200 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 IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. For our latest news visit, www.facebook.com/HolidayInnExpress and www.twitter.com/HolidayInnExpress.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programm with over 74 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 over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 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.

SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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