Friday, February 08, 2008

IHG opens first Crowne Plaza hotel in Costa Rica

MIAMI - InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the Crowne Plaza Corobici in San Jose Costa Rica. The 213-room hotel is now the group's third hotel in the city of San Jose, after the Real InterContinental Costa Rica and the Holiday Inn Aurola San Jose.

“We are delighted to introduce the Crowne Plaza brand to Costa Rica,” said Alvaro Diago, area president, IHG Latin America. “We are certain that this property will have tremendous success.”

The Crowne Plaza Corobici has been fully renovated to meet Crowne Plaza brand standards. The changes to the property include new beds and bedding in all of the guestrooms, a fresh new look in the hotel’s common areas, and refurbishments throughout the hotel’s interiors. The Crowne Plaza Corobici features ten meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 1000 people for corporate and social functions.

“We are thrilled to become a Crowne Plaza hotel, as the brand is well-known in North and South America,” said Yukiko Nakayama, President of Desatur Corobici, S.A.

Guestroom amenities include: high-speed Internet access, dual-line data port phones with voicemail, coffee maker, hair dryer, mini bar, cable TV, refrigerator, iron and ironing board. The hotel features a spa and sauna, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a casino. It also offers two restaurants: Fuji, serving Japanese cuisine, and the Tropical Cafeteria.

The Crowne Plaza Corobici Costa Rica is situated in the heart of San Jose, five minutes from the financial zone, and only 20 minutes from Juan Santa Maria International Airport. The hotel is also located minutes from popular tourist attractions and recreational areas.

Information taken from IHG press release

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