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InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the latest addition to the growing Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts portfolio, the Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel, which is expected to open in February 2015.
The newly-built, 126-room hotel will be the second Crowne Plaza hotel in Panama. Located conveniently near Tocumen International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel will be part of the Global Business Terminal, a 520,000 square foot modern complex with eight office towers, an exhibition hall, a conference center and parking facilities for more than 700 vehicles.
The hotel will offer 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as a restaurant, bar, business center, two retail shops and an outdoor swimming pool.
“Its location in a global business hub near a major international airport makes it a perfect fit for the Crowne Plaza brand,” said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, IHG, the Americas.
InterContinental Hotels Group, is a British multinational hotel company headquartered in Denham, UK. It is the largest hotel company in the world as measured by rooms (with 687,000 as of February 2014), and has over 4,600 hotels in over 100 countries.
The Crowne Plaza Panama Airport hotel is a franchise agreement with Bern Hotels & Resorts, which owns the existing InterContinental Miramar Panama, InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa, Crowne Plaza Panama and Holiday Inn Panama Canal hotels.
IHG currently has five hotels and 971 rooms open in Panama, with another two hotels (248 rooms) in the pipeline.