April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // MEXICO, D.F. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of the first Holiday Inn® hotel in the resort town of Huatulco, following a $6 million investment by the ownership. The 83-room new-build Holiday Inn Huatulco hotel is located near one of the most beautiful beaches in the southwestern state of Oaxaca and offers unrestricted views of the Pacific Ocean. With the close proximity to the handicraft market and shopping center along with numerous restaurants, bars and live entertainment, this hotel is will be a popular destination for leisure travelers.
Gerardo Murray, Vice President, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America & The Caribbean, IHG said: “The influx of international travelers coming to enjoy the pristine beaches of Huatulco will welcome a trusted brand like Holiday Inn. We are confident that that warm service, vibrant social spaces and family-friendly amenities found at Holiday Inn hotels will help our guests relax and enjoy their stay.”
The Holiday Inn brand opened the doors of its first hotel in 1952 and since then, has been making travel more enjoyable for generations of travelers all over the world. Whether on the journey of a lifetime, a family vacation or business, guests know they can expect the contemporary design, modern amenities, and warm, welcoming service that distinguish the Holiday Inn brand.
Family-friendly amenities at the Holiday Inn Huatulco hotel include a swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, Kids’ Club for children from 4 to 11 years and meeting space with capacity for 25 people. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s lobby and pool bars as well as the Jaguar restaurant which offers various local traditional dishes including mole con pollo, Tlayudas, Camarones al Mezcal and Tamal Oaxaqueño. Kids 12 and younger eat free when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult.
The Holiday Inn Huatulco hotel, located at Blvd. Benito Juarez 6054 Sector “A”, Santa Maria Huatulco, is owned and managed by Inmobiliaria Balroy, S.A. de C.V. The Holiday Inn brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,800 hotels worldwide. Guests can also book an environmentally-friendly hotel stay at any of our IHG Green Engage® enrolled hotels.
With 1,158 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, and Kids Stay and Eat Free programs, 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, visit www.holidayinn.com or call 1-800-HOLIDAY. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. In January 2015, IHG acquired Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the world's leading boutique hotel business.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 84 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,800 hotels and more than 710,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices worldwide.
In January 2015 we completed the acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, adding 62 hotels (11,300 rooms) to our system size and 16 hotels to our development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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