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IHG opens second hotel in Ecuador

IHG opens second hotel in Ecuador

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the opening of the 122-room Holiday Inn Hotel Guayaquil Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The seven-story new-build hotel is adjacent to the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, and is the second IHG-branded hotel for Ecuador, with the first being the Holiday Inn Express Quito, located in the capital city.

“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 travellers.

“We are also excited to partner with BPO Asesores Empresariales 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.

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s main port and economic hub.

The city boasts significant regional influence in commercial, financial and cultural activities, is an important centre for Ecuador’s manufacturing industries and home to key business enterprises.

The hotel is also close to the city’s convention centre and main business area.