InterContinental Hotels Group has broken ground on two new-build 120-room Staybridge Suites hotels in the Mexican cities of Irapuato and Silao.
Both properties will be operated by Grupo Presidente, one of IHG’s long-term partners in Mexico.
The Staybridge Suites Irapuato hotel will be located eight miles north of downtown Irapuato along Federal Highway 45 and in close proximity to the Marabis Plaza, home to retail and food and beverage outlets.
The Staybridge Suites Silao hotel will be situated in the Guanajuato Inland Port, the main business park in the Bajio region, and next to the Del Bajio International Airport.
Both nine-story hotels will be located in the state of Guanajuato and are slated to open in late 2017.
Germán Ongay, vice president franchise sales and development, Mexico, IHG said: “We are extremely pleased to continue to grow the Staybridge Suites brand in Mexico.
“The brand is designed to create a warm and social environment for travellers who are away from home for weeks or months at a time and we will be able to provide home-like accommodations and amenities for those visiting both Irapuato and Silao.”
The Staybridge Suites brand is designed for business and leisure travellers who are spending an extended time away from home for business, relocation or leisure.
Both 120-room properties in Irapuato and Silao will each feature a mix of 84 studios, 24 one-bedroom suites and 12 two-bedroom suites and will provide guests with amenities such as a complimentary, daily American-style hot breakfast buffet and The Social – the Staybridge Suites brand’s complimentary evening reception.
These properties will have on-site guest laundry facilities, 24-hour fitness and business centres, home theatre, an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor living room with barbecue and fire pit.
Grupo Presidente chief executive, Braulio Arsuaga Losada, said: “We are very proud to reinforce our relationship with IHG, and add two new hotels and a new IHG brand to our mutual portfolio, while strengthening our position as one of the most important firms in the hospitality industry.”
Both hotels will be managed by Grupo Presidente, which has been operating seven Presidente InterContinental Hotels, as well as a Holiday Inn hotel and two Holiday Inn Resort hotels, for the last 20 years in the most important destinations in Mexico.
The two new properties in Irapuato and Silao will join six other Staybridge Suites properties already open across Mexico.
These Staybridge Suites hotels are located in Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Queretaro, and San Luis Potosí.