New hotels, convention center shine light on Quito investment

(Quito, Ecuador )

Quito, Ecuador's capital, continues to show it's a smart destination for hospitality investment.

Here's a look at some new additions and imminent openings:

The Wyndham Grand Condor, located in the Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre in Tabalela, opened in March, as an alternative for tourists, executives and aircrew that require stays close to the airport.

The San Patricio Hilton Hotel, located between the airport and Cumbaya, is scheduled to open between late 2017 and early 2018. In addition, the Eurobuilding Express Hotel, the Royal Green Hotel and the new Holiday Inn are currently under construction and set to open in the near future.

Investments by major international hotel chains continue to strengthen Quito’s tourism potential and offerings. Accor is reportedly in the process of constructing the Ibis Hotel on Diego de Almagro and Bello Horizonte streets, and will offer more than 130 rooms.

Quito is also home to various properties that have been granted recognitions. Casa Gangotena, a boutique hotel located in the Historic Center, has been included among the 25 best hotels in the world according to TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for the third consecutive year.

In addition to new hotels in the destination, the Metropolitan Convention Center is currently under construction and once completed will help showcase Quito as a top international meetings and conventions destination in the region. The convention center is located in Bicentennial Park, a green space that used to serve as Quito’s airport.