IHG Announces the Opening of the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Hermosillo Aeropuerto

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New Hotel in Sonora’s Capital City is Close to the Airport


HERMOSILLO, SON. - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)  one of the world’s leading hotel companies today announced the opening of its second property in Hermosillo - the Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Hermosillo Aeropuerto, following an investment of more than $10 million by its ownership Inmuebles el Sahuaro, S.A. de C.V.

“We are very pleased to welcome this new property to the Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, distribution and commercial marketing, Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean, IHG. “The hotel generated over 60 employment opportunities during construction being the main economic center for Sonora.  Hermosillo is also a key investment destination for numerous industries ranging from automotive to the agricultural sector so we look forward to providing our guests a comfortable stay.

Owned and managed by Inmuebles el Sahuaro, S.A. de C.V., the hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and is located at Jesus Garcia Morales Avenue, between Blvd Antonio Quiroga and Agustin Gomez del Campo street, a few minutes from the airport, key shopping centers and industrial parks.

The Holiday Inn brand was conceived as a way to bring the joy of travel to families in a fun, affordable and comfortable way. The brand’s innovative approach changed the way millions of people travel, and ended up bringing the whole world together. Now, over 62 years later, the brand continues to evolve to meet the demands of today’s traveller. That’s why IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio, and new hotels feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

The 119-room Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Hermosillo Aeropuerto hotel includes 19 junior suites with a king sized bed, a kitchenette with microwave, mini-refrigerator, kitchen tableware and utensils. The hotel design features a familiar atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” Rooms also include business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation, data ports and complimentary local newspapers. The bathrooms include a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and bath products. Additionally, each room has a comfortable double, queen or king-sized bed, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. .

Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness center, three meeting rooms with a capacity for up to 300 people, and complementary airport shuttle service. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s restaurant open for breakfast, lunch or dinner; or relax at the El Viñedo Bar. Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn hotels when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult.  Room Service Right.,,On TimeTM, also a standard at all Holiday Inn hotels in Mexico, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time.

The Holiday Inn brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn® hotels

With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn ® brand is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, Kids Eat Free and Kids Stay Free programs, and KidSuite ® rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort ® hotel demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.”  For more information about the Holiday Inn brand and Holiday Inn Resort brand, including IHG’s vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit  www.ihg.com/holidayinn.

Media Contacts:

Dolores Ávalos Raz Guzmá, Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa, davalos@avalosyasociados.com, 5251-5247 ó Cel. 55-3707-1713

Edilia Larios Aguilar, Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa, elarios@avalosyasociados.com, 5251-5247

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 80 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 693,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, , or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.


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