News Release

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Puebla Angelopolis Chooses Cisco Technology for its Network and Data Center

• During 2014 IHG Investment Conference the hotel received the “New Development Design Award”
Aug 18, 2015

MEXICO CITY, August 18,  2015.- In order to get a fast and secure platform for the management of voice, data and video, Servicios de Hotelería XALBA S.A de C.V deployed Cisco® solutions in the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Puebla Angelopolis network. The technologies involved include Cisco UCS® data center technologies, Cisco Nexus® and Catalyst switches, Unified Communications solutions, and wireless access points.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelópolis is a hotel for both business and leisure travelers located in Avenue Perseo 2505 Col. San Martinito in the city of San Andres Cholula, just 25 minutes away from the historic downtown of Puebla. The $150 million pesos investment by XALBA created over 600 employments during its construction and is forecasted an increase of 18 percent in tourist offer in the entity with this new hotel.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelopolis hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

“Our goal is to offer a place that can be used by business people and also by families and groups during weekends under a very competitive quality price service. Technology to support their communication needs while hosted with us becomes a crucial element to make them comfortable knowing that can rely in the network that can help them to develop their job as if they were at home”, said Pedro Arostegui Bada, Commercial Director. “The hotel is ranked as one unique of its kind with more IT in its network.”

“We are pleased to work with XALBA and our partner Soluciones Tecnológicas SifraNext, responsible of deploying this project that allows Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelópolis to become one of the most advanced business class hotels regarding their IT network”, said Rogelio Velasco, Vice president of Cisco México. “They integrated voice, data, and video in the same platform, offering to their customers a new generation hotel services, thus a unique experience”.

The Hotel has 148 rooms, including 18 suites, two master suites, three meeting rooms, penthouse, laundry area, fitness center, swimming pool, business center among other areas.

The solutions implemented in Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla Angelópolis through Soluciones tecnológicas Sifranext Cisco® Select partner includes:

  • Cisco Nexus and Catalysts switches for the core of the network supporting the wired and wireless networks
  • Cisco Unifies Computing System (UCS) 220 M3 Rack Server and Cisco Storage Area Network for its data center
  • Cisco Business Edition 6000, a unified communications solution that allows an executive business class IP voice services, unified messaging and mobility services in all rooms and public areas of the hotel
  • Cisco Aironet™ to offer connectivity to high speed Internet to all the rooms of the hotel covering the 14 floors of the building 
  • Cisco hospitality solutions providing Cisco voice and video distribution integration with the hotel PMS (Property Management System)

About Grupo Xalba

XALBA is a recently incorporated company that consist of  two groups: Xaltepec and BADA. The first one is a real estate developer and the second is an operator of hotel groups. The merge of both companies formed XALBA. Each company is leader in its market, thus there is a better understanding to operate Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puebla. 

Holiday Inn Express Puebla Angelópolis “Un lugar justo para ti”

About the Holiday Inn Express® brand

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travellers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ breakfast bar with new healthier offerings, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (U.S. and Canada only). There are currently more than 2,375 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit Find us on Twitter or Facebook

About Soluciones Tecnológicas SifraNext

SifraNext is a Mexican company focused in the development of comprehensive solutions in ITC. Started operations in 2014 and has operations in all the country. Our motto, “The confidence on your growth,” commits us to offer our customers the support, counseling and development of their networks. For more information please visit

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