Holiday Inn Brand Expands in Central America

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Published on 14/04/11 - Updated on 17/03/22

IHG, the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, and the leading international hotel company in Central America, announced the opening of the Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The new-build, six-story, 160-room property is owned and managed by Latin American Hospitality Management Inc., San Salvador-based Grupo AGRISAL’S ‘s Hotel Division, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu is the third property to open through IHG’s relationship with Grupo AGRISAL, the others being the Holiday Inn San Salvador and the Crowne Plaza San Salvador. The relationship, which began in 2006, includes several additional agreements to manage seven IHG-flagged properties in the region.This new hotel showcases the successful completion of the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest project ever of its kind in the history of the hospitality industry. The relaunch includes a renewed focus on quality, improved arrival and welcome features, enhanced bedding and showers, a "Stay Real" service culture and a new, up to date look, including a redesigned logo and signage.The Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu is IHG’s 39TH Holiday Inn property in Latin America, and the second Holiday Inn hotel in San Jose. The property is also IHG’s 23rd overall in Central America, inclusive of all brands.“The Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu raises the bar for the Holiday Inn brand in our region,” says Alvaro Diago, Chief Operating Officer, IHG Latin America and the Caribbean. “This property is an excellent representation of what Holiday Inn affords its guests in terms of both accommodations and amenities. We look forward to continually growing a prosperous relationship with the highly respected Grupo AGRISAL.”This new hotel showcases the successful completion of the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest project ever of its kind in the history of the hospitality industry. The relaunch includes a renewed focus on quality, improved arrival and welcome features, enhanced bedding and showers, a "Stay Real" service culture and a new, up to date look, including a redesigned logo and signage.

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