IHG opens first Holiday Inn hotel in Colombia

The new-build, eight-story Holiday Inn Bogota-Airport features 191 rooms and is located within ten minutes of El Dorado International Airport. Situated within the vibrant neighborhood of El Salitre, one of Bogota’s most important and modern business districts, the property is part of a mixed-use complex called Centro Empresarial Arrecife (Arrecife Corporate Center) and near the Corferias Convention Center, the United States Embassy, Bogota’s main industrial park and downtown Bogota. The Holiday Inn Bogota-Airport, located at Avenida Calle 26 #69-D-91 in Bogota, is owned by Alianza Fiduciaria S.A., under a franchise agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel will be operated by METRO hotels on behalf of Alianza Fiduciaria S.A.

“We are excited to open the first of two Holiday Inn hotels that will open this year in Colombia, a market that IHG knows well,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, IHG, Latin America and Caribbean. “IHG has had a presence within the country for more than 50 years. Our growth in the Colombian market has been steady and we are committed to continue IHG’s multi-brand expansion in this thriving country.”

“We are confident of the strength of the Holiday Inn brand, and think the Holiday Inn Bogota-Airport will provide a unique guest experience, offering the convenience, dependability and atmosphere of a hotel in El Salitre, an important financial and economic hub in Bogota," said Juan Manuel Quijano of METRO Hotels.

With a population of more than 44 million, improved security and a dynamic economy, Colombia has emerged as a key strategic market for Latin America. Bogotá, the capital, is the largest metropolitan city in the country and the main economic center of Colombia. A vibrant city, Bogota is not only recognized as a center in the region for the development of the arts but for its beautiful cathedrals, major universities, grand theaters and an array of entertainment and nightlife venues.

Source: BusinessWire.com

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