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..Magna Hospitality Group Set to Open 115 room
Holiday Inn Express in Brooklyn, New York
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ATLANTA (Aug. 4, 2006) – InterContinental Hotels Group announced today a new Holiday Inn Express in Brooklyn, N.Y., expected to open this month adding 115 new hotel rooms to the New York metropolitan area. Holiday Inn Express opened its first hotel in Manhattan in the fall of 2005 and another is scheduled to open later this year in West Chelsea at 29th Street between 7th and 8th Ave. 

The Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn, which is owned by McSam Hospitality, LLC and managed by Magna Hospitality Group, LC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, is located at 625 Union St., Brooklyn, NY, 11215. Telephone: (718) 797-1133; Facsimile: (718) 797-1163. 

“We chose to develop a Holiday Inn Express in Park Slope because of its proximity to downtown Brooklyn,” said Robbie Wilson, city manager, Magna Hospitality Group, LC. “There is also a shortage of hotels in this area and because we have had such great success with Holiday Inn Express hotels, we decided to develop another in Park Slope.”

Situated one mile from downtown Brooklyn, on Union St. between 3rd and 4th Ave., the new 33,000 sq.-ft. property is just seven miles from New York City area attractions. The train station, located just one mile from the hotel, conveniently connects guests to Central Park, Times Square and Rockefeller Center in just minutes.

With the addition of the Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn, there will be nearly 30 Holiday Inn Express hotels with more than 2,300 guestrooms in the state of New York. The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in New York, represented by six of its brands, includes the upper upscale, upscale, full service, limited service, upscale extended-stay and midscale extended- stay segments with more than 80 hotels and over 15,000 rooms.
 
About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express is the modern hotel for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Holiday Inn Express is the fastest growing hotel brand in the industry, opening on average two hotels a week. Holiday Inn Express adds to its achievements a growing list of industry and consumer accolades.  Most recently, Holiday Inn Express was named one of America’s Greatest Brands by the American Brands Council. The brand has also been named the top hotel choice for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine; the Best Budget Hotel Value in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 12th Annual Business Travel Awards; the best low-priced hotel in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 10th Annual Travel Awards. 
 
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 537,500 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. 

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Contact:

 Monica Smith
Specialist, Brand Communications
InterContinental Hotels Group
p. 770.604.5562
monica.smith@ichotelsgroup.com
 

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Also See: Magna Hospitality Group, L.C. Completing $1 million Refurbishment of the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Antietam Creek in Hagerstown, Maryland / March 2005
Mark Lesser Appointed General Manager of the Historic 202 room Eastland Park Hotel in Portland, Maine / December 2005

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