IHG to open 148-room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites in Puebla State, Mexico

IHG expands its footprint in Puebla State, Mexico

PUEBLA, PUE., 2014-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] recently announced the opening of the 148-room Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Puebla Angelopolis hotel which features 18 suites and two master suites, in a 14-story building.

The City of Puebla is also known as “The City of Angels” and is proudly appointed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Historic downtown Puebla is best known for its traditional cuisine, one of the most varied and exquisite in the world, with delicious dishes such as Mole Poblano (chile, nuts and chocolate sauce poured over seasoned boiled chicken) and Chiles en Nogada (stuffed Poblano chile with nut sauce and pomegranate seeds. This beautiful city has also been recognized for its Colonial architecture and colorful ceramic works, like the Talavera pottery, as well as its pleasant all-year-round weather.

“Today Puebla is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Mexico, and we are very proud to welcome the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelópolis hotel to this vibrant city,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean, IHG.  “Business and leisure travelers will appreciate the convenient location to many local businesses, dining and entertainment venues.”

The hotel is located on Av. Perseo 2502 Col. San Martinito– San Andrés Cholula. With this new opening, IHG continues to expand its footprint in the State of Puebla bringing a total number of five hotels and 790 rooms including two Holiday Inn® hotels, one InterContinental® Hotel, and two Holiday Inn Express® hotels.

The Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Puebla Angelópolis is conveniently located, near the Angelopolis area and the “La Estrella de Puebla”, the biggest ferris wheel in the world. The new hotel emerges around corporate offices, universities, malls, cultural and entertainment centers, and  is only 15 minutes away from the airport, important production centers and industrial parks, such as FINSA and Volkswagen.

Guests in the new Holiday Inn Express® & Suites Puebla Angelópolis hotel will be able to enjoy complimentary internet, three meeting rooms with capacity for 40 people, fitness center, panoramic swimming pool on the 14th floor, , and a business center that will be open 24 hours.

The hotel’s complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 42-inch HD flat screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% Arabica coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and bath products are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelópolis hotel was designed with the Holiday Inn Brand Family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

Owned and managed by Servicios de Hoteleria Xalva S.A. de C.V. the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelópolis hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Brand Family participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® app, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.

About the Holiday Inn Express® brand
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers.  Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers.  Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only).  There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe.  For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.hiexpress.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.

Media Contacts:
Dolores Ávalos Raz Guzmá, Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa, davalos@avalosyasociados.com, 5251-5247 ó Cel. 55-3707-1713
Edilia Larios Aguilar, Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa, elarios@avalosyasociados.com, 5251-5247

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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