|ATLANTA (May 24, 2006) – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG,
NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today
announced plans to convert one of South Jersey’s landmark hotels to a Crowne
Plaza hotel next month. With the addition of the new Crowne Plaza Cherry
Hill, there will be seven Crowne Plaza hotels with more than 1,500 guestrooms
in the state of New Jersey.
“The addition of this property to the Crowne Plaza portfolio is significant
for both guests and meeting attendees,” said Kevin Kowalski, vice president,
brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. “We’re expanding
into a strong market with a hotel that offers great meeting space, spacious
public areas, a terrific location and an overall upscale feel.”
as the Hyatt Regency in 1975 and later converted to a Hilton, this landmark
hotel is located at Route 70 and Cuthbert Boulevard near the N.J. Turnpike
and I-295, just minutes from Camden Aquarium and Tweeter Entertainment
Center. Lincoln Financial Field and Citizens Bank Park are also a short
drive from the hotel.
The property, which is owned and managed by NorthStar Hotels Group,
Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental
Hotels Group, is located at 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Telephone:
(856) 665-6666; Facsimile: (856) 662-3676.
Located along the scenic Cooper River just six miles from downtown Philadelphia,
the 14-story high-rise offers 408 guest rooms; 12 are suites. Among the
highlights at the future Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill are an outdoor pool,
fitness center and business center, as well as wireless and wired high
speed Internet access in the hotel’s lobby, meeting space and guestrooms.
"I'm delighted about the fact we are introducing the Crowne Plaza experience
to South Jersey, “said Jordan Cooper, the hotel’s general manager. “We
look forward to offering our guests new enhancements to the property and
exceptional levels of customer service, as well as offerings such as the
Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage and soon to be introduced Crowne Plaza Bath
The $5 million renovation will lend itself to enhancements throughout
the property including renovations and improvements to the building exterior,
meeting space, lobby, restaurant, bar and guest bathrooms.
The soon-to-be Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill features Cooper’s Bar &
Bistro, offering American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Signature
dishes such as Macadamia Encrusted Chilean Sea Bass and Slow Roasted Long
Island duckling will be featured.
Once converted to a Crowne Plaza hotel, the newly introduced Crowne
Plaza Sleep Advantage will be featured in all guestrooms. The Sleep
Advantage, which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas
region encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on
how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative
products and services. Program components include new bedding, guaranteed
wake-up calls, designated quiet zones, night lights, drape clips, sleep
CDs, sleep tips and amenities such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender
Consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel will offer a comprehensive
meetings package to ensure a seamless planning process and exceptional
meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour Response
Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Meetings Daily Debrief. With
43,000-sq. ft. of meeting space including two ballrooms plus 20 additional
meeting rooms, the largest in the area, the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill will
provide the perfect venue for business meetings and social functions.
The Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill will participate in Priority Club Rewards,
the world's first and most global hotel loyalty program spanning more than
3,600 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Members earn their choice of points
toward free hotel nights or merchandise, or earn frequent flyer miles with
more than 40 domestic and international airline partners. Enrollment in
Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests enroll online at www.priorityclub.com,
by calling 1-888-211-9874 or at the front desk of any Crowne Plaza hotel.
As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne
Plaza Hotels & Resorts has 243 hotels in 48 countries, and are located
in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. In 2004,
Crowne Plaza added more properties than during any of the past five years.
For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com
or call 1-800-2CROWNE.
The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in New Jersey is represented
by five of its brands, including the upscale, full service, limited service,
upscale extended stay and midscale extended stay segments with more than
50 hotels and over 8,000 rooms.