IHG Expands the Holiday Inn Express Brand in Brazil
Thursday October 10th, 2013 - 1:52PM BP
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MIAMI—The Holiday Inn Express brand is expanding in Brazil with the openings of the Holiday Inn Express Belem-Ananindeua hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Porto Velho hotel and the Holiday Inn Express Marilia hotel expected to open later this year.
The newly opened Holiday Inn Express Belem-Ananindeua and the upcoming Holiday Inn Express Porto Velho hotels are IHG’s 13th and 14th properties respectively in Brazil.
The 156-room new-build, Holiday Inn Express Belem-Ananindeua hotel is located in the industrial district of Ananindeua and within close proximity to the Hangar Convention and Fair Centre. The 174-room Holiday Inn Express Porto Velho hotel is located less than two miles from the city’s airport. Scheduled to open toward the end of this year, the 102-room Holiday Inn Express Marilia hotel will be located in the state of São Paulo.
Opening in early 2014, the 110-room Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco will be located downtown, in the city's business center. Slated to open in 2015, the 180-room Holiday Inn Express Manaus hotel will be located adjacent to the city’s convention center.
Tags: Holiday Inn Express • IHG • Hospitality • Brands • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.