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The Former Holiday Inn Lake Placid Completes Renovation, Reflagged Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort

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ATLANTA (July 5, 2005) - InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the opening of its newest 200-room Crowne Plaza resort in Lake Placid, N.Y. 

"This is the 9th hotel to be added to the Crowne Plaza portfolio in North America this year," said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts.  "We are excited to be growing our portfolio in such a great destinations market."

"Lake Placid is the perfect fit for the Crowne Plaza brand," said Ray Damp, general manager. "Here at the resort we are ready to welcome the influx of summer travelers who will be enjoying the property and the surrounding area this season."

The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort, which is owned and managed by The Lake Placid Vacation Corporation, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, is located at 1 Olympic Dr., Lake Placid , N.Y., 12946.  Telephone: (518) 523-2556.

Renovations to the four-story property, which was formerly the Holiday Inn Lake Placid, include: Wrought iron light fixtures in the guest lobby as well as a granite stone wood burning fireplace. The lobby is exquisitely decorated with Adirondack style tables, chairs, sofas, love seats and armoires. The business center is updated with hi-tech equipment and a complete transformation of the resort's landscaping is designed with new paving, stone walkways and fresh shrubs and flowers.

Located in the center of Olympic Village, the resort boasts 45 holes of championship golf spanning three golf courses, a putting green, eight lighted tennis courts, an indoor pool, fitness center and four dining facilities: Arturo's serves Italian American cuisine featuring a Pasta Saute Bar; Veranda serves French American cuisine in a restored Adirondack Manor overlooking Lake Placid; the Boat House serves eclectic waterfront dining and the Golf Club, in an outdoor patio setting, serves American cuisine and overlooks sweeping views of the High Peaks' sierra. New to the resort, the 2,800 sq.-ft. Adirondack Great Room & Lobby Bar is a rustic-style pub with a granite wood-burning fireplace and has spectacular views of Mirror Lake and Whiteface Mountain.  Light fare and cocktails are available. The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort also offers complimentary USA Today newspaper, a 24-hour reception desk, complimentary parking and in-room video check out. The Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Resort has 30,000 sq.-ft. of function space including two ballrooms and four meeting rooms.

The hotel is within walking distance to the Winter Olympic Museum and Lake Placid Marina. Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the Verizon Sports Complex are also just minutes away. A short drive from the resort: Ausable Chasm and White Pine Camp.

As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has more than 200 hotels in 48 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. 

Contact:

Stephanie Yudin
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
Stephanie.Yudin@ichotelsgroup.com
770.604.5083
www.ichotelsgroup.com
 

Also See: Three Key Components of Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts Meeting Package Help Grow Group Meetings by 55% over 2002 / November 2003
Rollout of Crowne Plaza's Holistic Approach to the Entire Sleep Environment Completed / October 2004


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