MIAMI—InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of a new Holiday Inn hotel in Quito, Ecuador. This property brings three IHG-branded hotels to Ecuador including the current Holiday Inn Express Quito hotel and the upcoming Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport hotel slated to open next month.
“Ecuador has strong potential for hotel growth and is the perfect market for Holiday Inn hotels,” said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, the Americas, IHG. “As well as being the country’s capital, Quito is also an important business and tourism center for the country and we look forward to bringing accommodations to fit the region’s needs.”
The hotel will be located approximately 22 miles from Quito’s city center and 1 mile from the new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, built to expand the capacity of the city’s former airport and estimated to serve 5 million travelers annually with room for future expansion. Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador and a UNESCO World Heritage site, having one of the best-preserved historic city centers in the Americas.
“We are so pleased with the signing of the new Holiday Inn Quito Airport,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, marketing strategic services for Mexico, Latin America, and Caribbean at IHG. “The location is exciting and a very strategic fit for this brand as this hotel will be located near one of the busiest international airports in South America and of tremendous value to both business and leisure travelers visiting the region.”
Scheduled to debut in 2016, the four-story Holiday Inn Quito Airport will have a modern facade and design featuring 130 guestrooms. The location is intended to cater to both corporate and leisure travelers, looking for accommodations close to the airport. The hotel will be equipped with maximum sound insulation, built to minimize airport noise, and will also feature an array of on-site amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, fitness center and 6,000 square feet of meeting space.
The hotel is owned by BPO Asesores Empresariales S.A., which also owns the Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport opening later this year and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.