The 122-room Holiday Inn® Guayaquil Airport Hotel Opens in Ecuador
July 1, 2013 3:06pm
“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.
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.
“We are thrilled to have opened a Holiday Inn in such a wonderful city,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Marketing Strategic Services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “Guayaquil lures both business and leisure travelers alike, and the hotel's proximity to the city’s convention center, downtown, main business area and shopping venues make it ideal."
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. The hotel will feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.
“The Holiday Inn brand attracts the precise demographic we are seeking for the hotel in Guayaquil,” said Juan Carlos Santos of BPO Asesores Empresariales S.A. “Since the city is the country’s main business hub and the hotel is located at the airport, the Holiday Inn brand, known for its comfort, convenience and value, is a perfect addition to the area.”
Situated in the Kennedy Norte neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport 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. Just a short walk from the airport, the hotel also features 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. The hotel’s culinary offering serves up a range of regional dishes from the coast of Ecuador as well as select international options at the ConneXion Bistro-Bar. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, with signature items such as Rainforest Alliance™ Certified coffee, Cinnamon Supreme French Toast™ and Skillet Inspirations™. Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn hotels when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right … On Time™, also at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time.
Holiday Inn hotels feature a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” The residential design will include business-focused necessities such as an 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.
IHG has 42 Holiday Inn hotels and Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for more than 65 years. With hotels in nearly every key market throughout the region, IHG has more than 75 hotels in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Holiday Inn hotels participate in IHG’s hotel rewards program, Priority Club® Rewards, soon to be named IHG® Rewards Club this July. The industry’s fast-growing guest loyalty program with 73 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at ihg.com/priorityclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.
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