IHG Open Crowne Plaza Curitiba in Brazil

23rd Dec 2004

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest and most global hotel company, continues its expansion in Latin America with the opening of the 88-room, 17-story Crowne Plaza Curitiba in Curitiba, Brazil. This opening marks the 19th Crowne Plaza hotel in Latin America and second Crowne Plaza hotel in Brazil. In addition, it is IHG’s fourth property in Curitiba. The hotel was developed by Nova Italia Emprendimentos Inmobiliarios Ltd., and is situated in the heart of downtown Curitiba, adjacent to the city’s business and financial districts. The hotel is also close to some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city.

For the busy executive on the go, Crowne Plaza Curitiba has several impressive features including a rooftop helicopter-landing, a Pilates Spa, a business center and sauna. It also incorporates Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts “Sleep Advantage” program with the “Quiet Zone” floor.

“We are very proud to be opening the Crowne Plaza Curitiba because it is an integral component in diversifying and expanding IHG Latin America’s brand portfolio, within the region,” says Alvaro Diago, area president of InterContinental Hotels Group, Latin America.

“Eventually, we are looking to make each of our brands available to travelers in every key city in Central and South America,” says Diago. “We are persistently positioning ourselves as the singular leader in hospitality, and we are doing so by identifying each brand’s unique opportunity to provide leisure and business travelers with attractive accommodations and by opening hotels that match their needs.”

Today, IHG represents an array of brand hotels in Latin America, which includes InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn SunSpree and Staybridge Suites.


The Crowne Plaza Curitiba also features two bars and two restaurants that offer guests the opportunity to enjoy international and French delicacies. In addition, the hotel has four suites, a gift shop, an indoor swimming pool and two fitness centers. All 88 guestrooms have a large flat screen T.V. with DVD player, wireless Internet access and dual-line telephones with voice mail.

As with all hotels in the Crowne Plaza portfolio, the Crowne Plaza Curitiba offers a comprehensive meetings package to ensure a seamless planning process and exceptional meeting experience. The program consists of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Meetings Daily Debrief. With five meeting rooms and the capacity to host up to 350 people, the hotel provides the perfect venue for business meetings and social functions.

Guestrooms feature the newly introduced Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The Sleep Advantage encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include new bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones, night lights, drape clips, sleep CDs, sleep tips and amenities such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender spray.

The Crowne Plaza Curitiba participates in Priority Club Rewards, the world’s first and most global hotel loyalty program spanning more than 3,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Members earn their choice of points toward free hotel nights or merchandise, or earn frequent flyer miles with more than 40 domestic and international airline partners. Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests enroll online at http://www.priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or at the front desk of any Crowne Plaza hotel. Priority Club Rewards is the world’s largest hotel loyalty program with more than 23 million members.

As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has more than 200 hotels in 49 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit http://www.crowneplaza.com.


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