This post is also available in: Spanish
The “Holiday Inn Express Panama Financial District,” the biggest hotel of the chain in the country, opened last week. Along with meeting rooms, it has 196 rooms distributed through 12 floors, and is located in “Obarrio” in the heart of the Panama City banking district.
This new hotel is the result of an alliance between the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), Latin American Hospitality and the hotel division of the AGRISAL Group.
Luis Álvarez Prunera, President of the Agrisal Group board of directors, said that the hotel is designed for short stay business travelers looking for comfort, a strategic location and technology to keep in touch with the office. It offers amenities such as gymnasium, swimming pool, outdoor solarium and Wi-Fi internet among others.
Agrisal Group is expanding rapidly in Central America and has built hotels in El Salvador, Costa Rica and now Panama. Currently, it is constructing other hotels in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro de Sula, Honduras; Managua, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Holiday Inn Express is a mid-priced hotel chain within the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands. As an “express” hotel, their focus is on offering limited services and a reasonable price.
The brand was first launched in the U.S. in 1991, with its first European location in Scotland in 1996, and now there are nearly 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotels worldwide. In Europe, the hotels were known as Express by Holiday Inn, but this variation was phased out during the Holiday Inn Global Brand re-launch which was announced in 2007.