IHG® Launches Holiday Inn Express® Brand in Paraguay

New Hotel Will Further Expand IHG’s Presence in Latin America

August 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading global hotel companies, announces the signing of the Holiday Inn Express® Asuncion Aviadores hotel, the first Holiday Inn Express® hotel in Paraguay. The new-build 120-room hotel will be centrally located in Paraguay’s capital city of Asuncion, and joins IHG’s Crowne Plaza®Asuncion hotel, already open in Paraguay.

Jorge Apaez, Chief Operating Officer, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG said: “IHG is pleased to introduce the Holiday Inn Express brand to Paraguay with the signing of this new property in Asuncion. Paraguay is one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, making this the ideal time to grow the IHG portfolio in the country.”

Expected to be open by the end of 2018, the hotel will be in close proximity to the World Trade Center Asuncion, Shopping del Sol and Paseo La Galeria. The hotel will also be only 15 minutes from the Silvio Pettrossi International Airport.

The hotel will be located in the Aviadores area of Asuncion which is home to a number of international embassies and businesses and is emerging as the up-and-coming commercial and entertainment district of the capital city. Asuncion is the largest and oldest city in the country and  is home to Paraguay’s stock exchange, Bolsa de Valores y Productos de Asuncion (BVPASA), as well as several cultural and entertainment venues.

At the Holiday Inn Express® in Asuncion, guests will be able to enjoy amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access, meeting rooms and complimentary parking. The hotel will also offer the brand’s complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar, which features a full range of breakfast items, including regional and local dishes, a rotation of egg and meat selections, breads, yogurt, juices, fruit, pastries, cereals and coffee.

The Holiday Inn Express brand is the smart choice for value-conscious travelers seeking a hotel that will help them rest and go while staying productive. The more than 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide provide a great night’s sleep and the uncomplicated yet personal service travelers expect from the brand all at a competitive price.

The hotel will be owned and managed by Ventura Inversiones S.A.. The Holiday Inn Express 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 a quick getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Holiday Inn Express brand participates in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largesthotel 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 5,000 hotels worldwide. The hotel will participate inIHG Green Engage® and offer unique programs to ensure sustainability. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going toIHG.com/HolidayInnExpress.

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 Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently 2,456 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.holidayinnexpress.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress

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 franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 96 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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 and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg and www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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