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 The 324-room Sheraton Concord, Calif. Rebranded as Crowne Plaza

ATLANTA, Ga. (April 6, 2005) - InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the opening of its latest 324-room Crowne Plaza property in Concord, Calif., with plans to complete a $2.5 million renovation by fourth quarter 2005.

The Crowne Plaza Concord, which is owned and managed by Airport Capital Group, Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, is located at 45 John Glenn Dr., Concord, Calif., 95420. The hotel was formerly known as the Sheraton Concord.

"We are just thrilled to be a part of the Crowne Plaza brand," said Gerry Vadnais, general manager.

The sprawling three-story building is newly designed with Earth tone decor and a striking atrium with brooks, waterfalls and koi fish. Atrium Court, the hotel's restaurant, features American cuisine seven days a week, offering a casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The property has 32,000 sq. ft of function space inclusive of a 6,000 sq. ft. ballroom and 13 meeting rooms.

There are now 15 Crowne Plaza hotels with more than 4,700 guestrooms in the state of California with the addition of the Crowne Plaza Concord. The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in California is represented by six of its brands with 216 hotels and over 31,000 rooms.

"We are delighted about continuing to grow the Crowne Plaza brand in North America," said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts.  "We look forward to delivering the Crowne Plaza experience to guests at our newest property in Northern California."


Contact:
Monica Smith
Corporate Communications Coordinator
InterContinental Hotels Group
Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30346
Telephone: 770-604-5562
Fax: 770-604-2059
Email: monica.smith@ichotelsgroup.com

Also See: Following a $3.5 million Renovation the Clarion Hotel-Town Center Rebranded Crowne Plaza Hotel in Virginia Beach / March 2004

Driftwood Hospitality Management Reflags the 215 room Hilton-Oklahoma City Northwest to Crowne Plaza Hotel / January 2005

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