InterContinental Hotels will break ground on the new Holiday Inn Express in Quito, Ecuador. This property will mark the 18th country in which InterContinental has a presence in Latin America, and it is the 13th Holiday Inn Express in the region, bringing the total of number of Holiday Inn hotels to 30, and the total number of hotels to 58, including the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites brands.
The ground breaking of the Holiday Inn Express Quito in Ecuador demonstrates IHG’s commitment to expanding the Holiday Inn brand throughout key cities in Central and South America.
The groundbreaking of the Holiday Inn Express Quito complements recent Holiday Inn Express openings in Puerto Montt, Chile and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The property is being developed by Hidalgo e Hidalgo S.A. The hotel will be located on the corner of Orellana Avenue and Reina Victoria Avenue, which is one of the trendiest and fastest growing neighborhoods of Quito.
Upon completion, the hotel will be 12-stories high with a total of 139 rooms.
The construction of the new property will have a contemporary look and feel and will be integrated into a historic Ecuadorian-classic 1950’s house.
Amenities will include an underground parking garage, a business center, meeting rooms, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.
“We are very proud to be breaking ground on this property and to be part of such an iconic city,” says Alvaro Diago, Area President, InterContinental Hotels Group Latin America.
“This hotel is crucial for us in that it expands our reach into the region, furthering our position as the South America’s key international hotel company.”
Surrounded by volcanoes and forested mountains, Quito is a city rich in culture and history. With a population of about 1,400,000, Quito is still known today as the Cultural Capital of the Americas.
In its beginnings the city was an important settlement and major trading center.
Quito is still recognized for its mix of architectural beauty while maintaining its historic roots.
Just a few blocks from the new IHG property are two landmark tourist attractions. The first is the popular Parque El Ejido.
On Saturday and Sunday the park hosts a handicrafts market. Vendors from all over Ecuador travel to sell their goods at the market. Another must-see is the Museo Nacional del Banco Central, which features a wide-array of exhibits from ancient artifacts to contemporary paintings.
The Holiday Inn Express brand is a perfect choice for travelers seeking affordable lodging and comfortable accommodations. The brand has over 1,150 hotels worldwide.
In the last two years, IHG has opened five Holiday Inn Express brands throughout Latin America which includes three properties in Curitiba, Brazil. Most recently, IHG opened a Holiday Inn Express brand property in Brazil, the Holiday Inn Express Ave. Sumare Sao Paulo and the Holiday Inn Express Puerto Montt in Puerto Montt, Chile.
IHG has a broad range of Holiday Inn properties throughout Latin America, including the Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi, which has been recognized as the largest IHG property in Latin America and the fifth largest Holiday Inn in the world.
As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Holiday Inn Hotels has more than 1600 hotels across the globe and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations.