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Holiday Inn Expands in Colombia

Monday February 11th, 2013 - 11:02AM

MIAMI, FL—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed two new Holiday Inn hotels in Bucaramanga and Cucuta, Colombia, bringing IHG’s hotel pipeline in the country to five hotels.

The Holiday Inn Bucaramanga and The Holiday Inn Cucuta, scheduled to open in 2014, will add 285 rooms to IHG’s existing hotel portfolio in Colombia, which currently includes four open Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels.

The 187-room Holiday Inn Bucaramanga will be part of a high-end, mixed-use complex, which also includes the Cacique shopping mall, various restaurants, movie theaters and a state-of-the-art gym, as well as a 17-story office building. The hotel, owned by MARVAL S.A., is franchised by an affiliate of IHG, and will feature a business center, bar, restaurant, gym, indoor pool and 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

The 98-room, 14-story Holiday Inn Cucuta hotel, owned by Grupo Suites S.A., which also owns the Holiday Inn Express Medellin, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG, and will feature a restaurant, business center, meeting rooms, outdoor swimming pool and fitness facility.