IHG has opened its second hotel in Ecuador as part of the group’s expansion and brand relaunch. The seven-story 122-room Holiday Inn Hotel Guayaquil Airport in Guayaquil is adjacent to the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.
Situated in the Kennedy Norte neighborhood, the new hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, business center, fitness center overlooking the airport and city, lobby bar, eight meeting rooms with capacity for over 200 people and free airport shuttle service.
“The addition of the Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport hotel is in line with IHG’s strategy to expand our portfolio in all key markets across the region,” said Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG.
“Guayaquil is an ideal location as it attracts both business and leisure travelers. We are also excited to partner with BPO Asesores Empresariales S.A. on this property and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.” The ownership recently announced plans for the Holiday Inn Quito Airport hotel, scheduled to debut in 2016.
Additional features include complimentary high-speed Internet, cable TV, safe deposit facilities and mini bar. On the top floor overlooking the city is the Executive Floor equipped with an exclusive front desk, lounge and a VIP meeting room.
Holiday Inn hotels feature a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. The residential design includes ergonomic workstation and data ports with the bathrooms including a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and amenities.
Additionally, each room will have standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.
The new hotel will be designed in line with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio.
Guayaquil is Ecuador’s main port and economic hub. The city boasts significant regional influence in commercial, financial and cultural activities, is an important center for Ecuador’s manufacturing industries and home to key business enterprises. The hotel is also close to the city’s convention center and main business area.