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Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016
Colombian city of Cucuta will soon be able to boast of having a new hotel chain as French hotel group AccorHotels has announced that it will bring its Ibis budget brand to the city located on the border with Venezuela.
The new hotel will be the sixth ibis in that Andean nation. Ibis Cucuta, which will have 105 guestrooms and a 450-sq.-meter (4,837-sq.-foot) shopping area on the first floor, will create around 27 direct jobs and more than 100 indirect jobs.
The new hotel is a project by a group of local investors headed by Constructora Yadel SAS, which is investing around 20 billion pesos (some $6.3 million),” AccorHotels, ibis’ parent company, said in a statement.
“We’re very proud to add ibis Cucuta to our portfolio in Colombia, bringing the number of ibis hotels in the country to six (after) Bogota Museo, Medellin, Cartagena Marbella, Barranquilla and ibis Bogota (the latter two under construction),” said Franck Pruvost, the brand’s director in South America.
The Cucuta hotel also reinforces ibis’ positioning in the Colombian market and “further consolidates (its) regional expansion plans,” Pruvost said.
The ibis brand, which boasts more than 1,000 hotels in 61 countries, is the largest hotel chain in Latin America and Europe with nearly 88,000 guestrooms.