Rio Branco, Brazil – April 30, 2014 – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco hotel. The new-build hotel is just a short distance from Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro International Airport and is also accessible via the Transoceanica Highway and two key Peruvian ports. The 110-room hotel is owned by Inter Oceanica Hotelaria Ltda and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
“IHG properties have thrived in Brazil since 1946, and it is exciting to have another great opportunity to open a Holiday Inn Express hotel in a new city,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “Our strong commitment to work with our Brazilian partners has resulted in numerous, successful hotels across the breadth of our portfolio in growing markets showing a need for branded, quality lodging.”
The Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco hotel is located in the city’s downtown area with numerous businesses and attractions nearby. The nine-story hotel boasts four meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and bar. Guests can choose between well-appointed spacious guest rooms and suites, all with a clean contemporary design. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and fitness center. The new hotel is 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.
”It is very exciting to expand the Holiday Inn Express brand in new markets in Brazil, not only because we have a long and successful history here, but because the brand is ideal for meeting the needs of the country’s growing business and leisure travel markets – both local and international,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG.
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, the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast coffee. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-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 & Body Works White Citrus 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.