InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express® hotel in the Condado district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 115 room hotel opening brings IHG’s hotels in Puerto Rico to four including the recently renovated InterContinental® San Juan, Holiday Inn® Mayaguez & Tropical Casino and the Holiday Inn® Ponce & Tropical Casino hotels. With hotels situated in almost every key market throughout the region, IHG has over 80 hotels in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
“Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest-growing hotel brands in the industry, and we are thrilled to now have the brand represented in San Juan,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “San Juan is Puerto Rico’s financial and cultural center and a key tourist destination with a growing demand for well-known international hotel brands, and the Holiday Inn Express brand easily meets the needs of both business and leisure travelers.”
The Holiday Inn Express® San Juan Condado hotel, owned by A.F.N.S. Condado Investment Inc, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The seven-story property is located directly across the street from the exquisite Condado Beach and five miles from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Also close to the Port of San Juan, the Holiday Inn Express® San Juan Condado hotel additionally offers convenient access to the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the city’s financial district and numerous dining and nightlife options.
“It’s a strategic advantage to have a hotel in the thriving city of San Juan and in such a vibrant location as Condado,” adds Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “San Juan is a key market for IHG given its importance as a vacation destination, as Puerto Rico’s capital city, as an economic and cultural hub and as one of the island’s most important seaports. We look forward to further growing the IHG brand in this region.”
The new hotel features complimentary high-speed Internet access, an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, business center and fitness center. The hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, stay to ensure a pleasurable experience. All guestrooms offer a spacious, modern and well equipped interior, work desk with ergonomic chair, 32-inch flat screen TV, free local calls, in-room complimentary coffee, safe deposit facilities and choice of soft or firm pillows.
The 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.
IHG has a total of 44 Holiday Inn hotels and Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for more than 65 years.