Hotel Indigo today announced the opening of its first property in Central America. The 100-room hotel is in San Jose’s upscale neighbourhood of Santa Ana, one of the city’s fastest developing areas and an excellent starting point to visit some of the world’s most compelling eco-tourism destinations. Uniquely designed to reflect the local culture, character and geography of the surrounding area, Hotel Indigo San Jose Forum showcases Costa Rica’s tropical climate and natural settings by incorporating oversized and artistic photographic images throughout the hotel of tropical flowers, waterfalls, coffee beans and dynamic elements of the rain forest. The use of water features at the main entrance and lobby along with contrasting colours and different textures from the floors to the ceiling are an understated homage to the country’s natural resources.
This new establishment is at the Del Centro Empresarial Forum Dos, the city’s latest and most prominent commercial office development, which provides business and leisure travellers easy access to shopping, coffee houses, and gourmet restaurants. In addition, the three-story boutique hotel is just 15 minutes from the Juan Santamaria Airport and adjacent to a major thoroughfare that connects to Escazu, the prominent residential and business district of the city.
InterContinental Hotels has opened a 213-room Crowne Plaza hotel in the city of San Jose. The Crowne Plaza Corobici San Jose Costa Rica is the third IHG hotel in the city, following in the footsteps of the Real InterContinental Costa Rica and the Holiday Inn Aurola San Jose. Formerly affiliated with Sol Melia, it has been fully renovated, has 10 meeting rooms, is capable of catering for up to 1,000 people for a corporate function, and is the first Crowne Plaza in Costa Rica.
Thunderbird Resorts, Inc. has acquired land for a new casino-resort project in Costa Rica. The “Thunderbird Resort - Tres Rios” project covers approximately 11 hectares of scenic land located in the eastern suburbs of Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. It is one of the only available locations zoned for tourism development, close to a new highly successful supermall called Terra Mall. The development will include a luxury resort hotel, a Las Vegas style casino, a world-class convention center, a world-class spa and health club, commercial real estate and a private residential community.