First Holiday Inn® Hotel in Cúcuta, Colombia Opens

IHG continues growth in Colombia with the opening of its fourth Holiday Inn hotel in the country.

May 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the opening of the Holiday Inn® Cúcuta hotel. The new build, 98-room hotel is IHG’s first property in the city of Cúcuta and the fourth Holiday Inn hotel in Colombia.

Gerardo Murray, Regional Vice President, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and The Caribbean, IHG, said: “We are very pleased to introduce the Holiday Inn brand to Cúcuta in conjunction with Grupo Suites S.A. With its close proximity to Venezuela, Cúcuta is well positioned to benefit from the increasing trade market between Colombia and Venezuela, and we have no doubt that this hotel will meet the needs of guests traveling to the city for business.”

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.

Amenities at the Holiday Inn Cúcuta hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center and more than 2,400 square feet of meeting space with capacity for 450 people. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s onsite restaurant, Madeira, which offers various local and regional dishes.

The hotel is located in the city of Cúcuta, the capital of Norte de Santander and the sixth largest city in Colombia. The city is an important commercial center and is notable for bilateral trade and manufacturing. The Holiday Inn Cúcuta hotel is conveniently situated in front of the city’s largest shopping mall, Ventura Plaza Centro Comercial, near the city’s top business district and only 15 minutes away from Cúcuta International Airport.

Holiday Inn Cúcuta hotel, located at Calle 11a #1e-132, is owned by Grupo Suites S.A. and is managed by Cúcuta Suites S.A.S. 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 4,900 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green EngageTM and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.

About the Holiday Inn® brand

With 1,209 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn® is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world and has helped millions of travelers discover the joy of travel since its inception in 1952. Designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers, Holiday Inn hotels deliver memorable experiences through warm and welcoming service, contemporary design that blends the familiar with the new, and a sense of comfort unique to the brand and its iconic green sign. At Holiday Inn hotels, guests can find amenities to help them work and play, including full-service restaurants where Kids Eat Free, meeting and business facilities, bright swimming pools and comfortable lounges all designed to help guests relax and refresh, making travel more enjoyable for all. For more information about the Holiday Inn brand, visit www.holidayinn.com or call 1-888-HOLIDAY. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 86 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 more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices worldwide.

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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