InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of the Holiday Inn Express in the city of Rio Branco, Brazil.
The new-build property is slated to open in November 2013.
The hotel will be owned by Inter-Oceanica Hotelaria e Turismo under a franchise agreement.
Upon opening, the seven-story Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco will feature 110 guestrooms, four meeting rooms, business centre, fitness centre, indoor pool and plenty of guest parking.
“The signing of the Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco is in line with IHG’s strategy of establishing a larger presence within Brazil, one of our key markets for development and a business and leisure travel hotspot,” said Jim Anhut, chief development officer, IHG, Americas.
“IHG has its roots in Latin America, particularly Brazil, with the first InterContinental opening in Belem, Brazil in 1946.
“This signing continues our focus on development in this very important country for business and leisure travellers.”
The Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco will be located in downtown Rio Branco within close proximity to key tourist destinations, including the city’s government sectors, as well as shopping and entertainment.
IHG has almost 200 hotels in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for 65 years.
IHG has hotels situated in nearly every key market throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.