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InterContinental Hotels Group Selected to Manage the Former
Pan Pacific Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur, Will Reflag
Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur
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Singapore, 19 August 2005 – InterContinental Hotels Group today announces its appointment by DRB-HICOM Berhad through one of its subsidiaries, Horsdale Development Sdn Bhd, to manage Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur. 
 
The hotel, formerly known as Pan Pacific Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur, will join more than 80 Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific from 1 October 2005. The eighth addition to the Group’s portfolio in Malaysia, Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur is ideal for leisure and corporate retreats with its strategic location in the heart of the business and commercial hubs of Subang, Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya. 

“This latest collaboration with DRB-HICOM Berhad further extends our reach in Malaysia with the return of Holiday Inn to Kuala Lumpur. It is a clear demonstration of our partner’s appreciation in the value of the award-winning Holiday Inn brand and our ability to deliver superior business performance,” said A. Patrick Imbardelli, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, InterContinental Hotels Group. “With its prime location in the rapidly growing areas of Shah Alam, Subang and Petaling Jaya, as well as Holiday Inn’s well-know hospitality, Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur is well-positioned to be the hotel of choice for travelers within Malaysia.”
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Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur
1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8
Seksyen U1
40250 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
DRB-HICOM Berhad is one of Malaysia’s leading conglomerates with diversified interests including property development and construction, automotive manufacturing and distribution, as well as services. The conglomerate has the same controlling shareholder as Tradewinds Hotels & Resorts Berhad, which owns two of the hotels that InterContinental Hotels Group manages including Crowne Plaza Mutiara Penang and Mutiara Penang, which will be re-branded to InterContinental Resort Penang next year after refurbishment.

Said Encik Amir Salleh, Group Director, Property and Construction, DRB-HICOM Berhad, “We are very pleased to be associated with such a powerful brand as Holiday Inn, which is recognised worldwide and has an extensive global reach. Following the successful launch of the Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur by the InterContinental Hotels Group late last year, the re-introduction of Holiday Inn to Kuala Lumpur has come at a very opportune time. We are confident that leveraging InterContinental Hotels Group’s hotel management expertise and global infrastructure resources in marketing, brand management and reservations will provide the necessary visibility to make Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur an outstanding success.”

Featuring 264 guest rooms, Holiday Inn Glenmarie Kuala Lumpur is an integral part of the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, a complex situated on a 350-acre expanse of land. Set amidst lush tropical greenery, the hotel overlooks two of the finest 18-hole golf courses in Malaysia. Within easy reach of the international airport and commercial centres of Subang, Shah Alam and Petaling Jaya, guests will appreciate the hotel’s selection of unique dining experiences, comprehensive meetings and leisure facilities. The hotel is slated to undergo a progressive refurbishment programme over the next 12 months.

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. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM.

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Contact:

InterContinental Hotels Group
Joanna Ong
230 Victoria Street
#13-00 Bugis Junction Towers
Singapore 188024 
Tel: (65) 6395 6074
joanna.ong@ichotelsgroup.com
www.ichotelsgroup.com

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Also See: Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts Undertaking $50 million in Renovations at Most Every Property in Portfolio / July 2004
Tradewinds Corporation Berhad Selects InterContinental Hotels Group to Manage the Mutiara Kuala Lumpur and Mutiara Penang / August 2004


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