03 October 2019

IHG opens Holiday Inn Express® Cartagena Manga Hotel in Colombia

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The company brings the brand’s renowned comfort and convenience to Colombia’s popular seaside destination   

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces the opening of the newly-built 91-room Holiday Inn Express® Cartagena Manga hotel located in the vibrant, tropical city of Cartagena, Colombia. This hotel marks IHG’s 15th property in Colombia. 

Owned by Grupo Contempo and managed by oxo Hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Cartagena Manga is franchised by an affiliate of IHG and is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. 

Located in the bayside Manga neighborhood with views of the picturesque La Popa Hill, travelers can enjoy the hotel’s proximity to Cartagena’s main seaport, as well as numerous leisure attractions including shops, restaurants and entertainment venues that are perfect for couples and families. The hotel is also in close proximity to the Old City, a favorite destination for visitors, and Gestamani, which is a burgeoning neighborhood for musicians and artists. 

Gerardo Murray, Regional Vice President Marketing, Commercial and Revenue Strategy, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG, said: “We are thrilled to be adding another property to IHG’s portfolio of hotels in an emerging area like Manga in Cartagena. Holiday Inn Express Cartagena Manga is a fresh and modern hotel that is truly ideal for both leisure and business travelers seeking a smart and comfortable stay, while in Colombia’s popular leisure destination.”

Designed to provide guests with everything they need and nothing they don’t, Holiday Inn Express Cartagena Manga offers a complimentary Express Start® breakfast with a view. Located on the building’s tenth floor with beautiful views of Cartagena Bay, the hotel’s breakfast buffet offers a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of fresh egg and meat selections, pastries, yogurt, fruit, coffee, juices and regional dishes. The hotel also provides guests a panoramic rooftop swimming pool, a business center and a full-service spa. 

Guest rooms have a modern design, comfortable king-sized or two queen-sized high-quality beds with a choice of firm or soft pillows for a restful night’s sleep, windows with four layers of glass to reduce outside noise, a 42” LED TV with more than 100 channels, a desk, iron and ironing board, mini refrigerator and coffee machine with complimentary coffee. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.  

Colombia remains a strong market for IHG, as tourism continues to grow. Currently, IHG has 15 properties in the country including three additional properties in Cartagena: InterContinental Cartagena de Indias, Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros and Holiday Inn Express Cartagena Bocagrande.   

The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress

The Holiday Inn Express brand participates in 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 5,700 hotels worldwide.


For further information please contact:

Michelle Dias
+1 (416) 886-4873

Veronica Villegas, Kreps DeMaria PR
+1(305) 663-3543

About IHG®

IHG ® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels ®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites and Candlewood Suites®.


IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,700 hotels and nearly 856,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.


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About Holiday Inn Express®

For travelers on the go, Holiday Inn Express provides a clean, consistent, comfortable stay for guests on the way to their next in-person connection. When guests need to be there for the moments that matter, Holiday Inn Express hotels deliver more where it matters most, with hot power showers, fast-free Wi-Fi and the hot, fresh Express Start® breakfast included in every stay. As the fastest growing brand for InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®), Holiday Inn Express hotels can be found in 2,700+ convenient locations around the world, offering a simple, smart travel experience for both business and leisure travelers. For more information, visit www.holidayinnexpress.com, and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/holidayinnexpress, Twitter www.twitter.com/HIExpress, and Instagram www.instagram.com/holidayinnexpress.