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Radisson Riverfront Hotel St. Paul Reflagged The Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront; 
The 479 room Property is Managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
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ATLANTA (March 7, 2006) – InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the opening of its latest Crowne Plaza hotel in St. Paul, Minn., the brand’s first in the St. Paul market. The 21-story, 479-room property is located in the heart of the Twin Cities Business district and sits atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River.  With the addition of the Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront, there are now five Crowne Plaza hotels with more than 1,300 guestrooms in the state of Minnesota. 
 
The Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront  which is owned by Trinity Hotel Investors, LLC and managed by Crestline Hotels & Resorts, Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group is located at 11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, Minn., 55101; Telephone: (651) 292-1900; Facsimile: (651) 605-0189. The hotel was formerly known as the Radisson Riverfront Hotel St. Paul.

“This is the fourth 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. 
 
The Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront features the newly introduced Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  The hotel has three dining facilities. The Carousel Restaurant offers fine dining and exquisite views of the Mississippi River, while casual dining is available at Plaza Java and The Port of Call Lounge.  Eleven guestrooms are suites and several feature Jacuzzis. The Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront also offers an indoor heated pool and hot tub, fitness center, business center, and high speed internet access, both wired and wireless.
 
“Our property features some of Minnesota’s finest views of the Mississippi River,” said Tim Grambley, general manager, Crowne Plaza St. Paul-Riverfront. “Coupled with the Crowne Plaza meetings offerings and Sleep Advantage program, our guests will enjoy the best of St. Paul’s upscale hotel accommodations.” 
 
The hotel is within walking distance to the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Children’s Museum. A skyway connects the hotel to area businesses, shopping and dining. The Mall of America, Minnesota Capitol and RiverCentre Convention Center are also a short drive from the hotel.
 
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, over 3,600 hotels and 537,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. 

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Also See: Northstar Hotels Group, Inc. Rebrands the Former Hilton Southbury to Crowne Plaza, in Southbury, Connecticut / January 2006
The Radisson Hotel South in Bloomington, Considered a Flagship of the Radisson Chain, To be Rebranded Sheraton; Radisson Founder Curt Carlson Built the 565-room Hotel in 1970 / January 2004


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