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  InterContinental Hotels Group Opens its 80th Staybridge
Suites in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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ATLANTA (June 14, 2005) - InterContinental Hotels Group announced today that Staybridge Suites has opened the doors of its 80th hotel, a 90-room all-suite hotel in Sioux Falls, S.D.  With the addition of the Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls, the InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in South Dakota is represented by three of its brands including full service, limited service and upscale extended-stay segments with 22 hotels and 2,070 rooms.

"We are pleased to announce the opening of our first Staybridge Suites hotel in the state of South Dakota," said Robert Radomski, vice president, brand management, Staybridge Suites.  "Demand for an extended-stay product in the U.S continues to be on the rise. Staybridge Suites is poised to continue to meet that demand by offering a high quality extended stay product in markets where it can flourish, such as Sioux Falls."

The Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls is owned and managed by Howell Extended Stay Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 2505 S. Carolyn Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D., 57106. Telephone: (605) 361-2298; Facsimile: (605) 361-2429.

The Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls is conveniently located just off I-29 at Exit 78. Several key businesses are close by, such as Citibank, Wells Fargo and the South Dakota Heart Hospital.  The new hotel is just minutes from key area attractions including Empire Mall, Falls Park, Sioux Falls Convention Center and Washington Pavillion.

Guests at the new Staybridge Suites hotel can choose from three suite options (deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath).  All suites feature fully equipped kitchens, functional, well-lit work stations with ergonomic seating, two-line speaker phone with voicemail and direct dial access. High-speed internet access is also available at no charge.

The new 69,000 sq.-ft. hotel offers several unique amenities such as complimentary guest laundry and workout facilities, indoor pool, free parking, same day laundry and valet, express check-out, deluxe complimentary daily breakfast buffet which features a rotating selection of hot items, a 24-hour convenience store and a 24-hour business services center.  In addition, guests will enjoy gathering in the hotel's Great Room for evening "Sundowner" receptions three days a week for refreshments, light appetizers and conversation. The Staybridge Suites Sioux Falls offers more than 600 square feet of meeting space as well as accessibility to an additional 2,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space across from the property.

About Staybridge Suites Hotels
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative all-suite hotel brand meeting the needs of the extended-stay guest. Staybridge Suites entered the extended-stay market in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Ga., opened. Currently, there are 80 Staybridge Suites hotels open and 60 under development.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 535,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. 

Contact:

Natasha Gullett
Staybridge Suites
Natasha.Gullett@ichotelsgroup.com
770-604-5597

Also See: John Q. Hammons Building Second Guest Room Tower at the Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota / November 2004
Great Plains Lodging V, LLC Opens First New Generation V Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton; Layout Opens Up the Wall Separating the Living and Bedroom Creating a Studio-living Atmosphere / Aug 2001


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