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Formerly a High-rise Apartment Building, the 147-room Candlewood Suites Montréal-Centre Ville Opens; First Hotel Outside the U.S.
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ATLANTA (May 24, 2007) – Candlewood Suites® announces today that its first hotel outside the U.S. is scheduled to open next month in downtown Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Formerly a high-rise apartment building, the 147-room Candlewood Suites Montréal-Centre Ville is one of several properties the brand expects to develop in Canada over the next few years. In addition to another Candlewood Suites hotel approved for Toronto, Ontario, the brand is also targeting key markets in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, along with further development in Ontario and Quebec.

“Demand growth for extended-stay hotels continues to exceed the rate of supply growth in countries outside of the U.S., including Canada,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, Candlewood Suites. “With less than 40 branded extended-stay hotels in Canada, the market has been served to-date by ‘all-suite’ hotels or corporate apartment hotels, which don’t necessarily meet the needs of extended-stay guests seeking ‘just-like-home’ hotel accommodations,” she added.  “We are thrilled to be downtown Montréal’s first midscale extended-stay hotel to offer these amenities.”

One of the largest Candlewood Suites properties in the brand’s pipeline of 147 hotels, the Montréal property is conveniently located on the east side of the city’s downtown area, on the border of historic Old Montréal and Chinatown. Each guest suite features a full kitchen, large workspace with a comfortable desk chair and overhead lighting, free high-speed Internet access, free local calls, an overstuffed recliner, as well as DVD and CD players. 

The Candlewood Suites Montréal-Centre Ville, located at 191 René-Lévesque Blvd. E., Montréal is owned by Aquilini Group Properties, Ltd., and managed by Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Candlewood Suites is focused on comfort, space and value.  With more than 130 properties located throughout North America, guests find spacious studio and one-bedroom suites in the U.S. and Canada. For more information or to book a reservation, go to www.candlewoodsuites.com or call 1-888-CANDLEWOOD.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,700 hotels and more than 558,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognized 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 Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 33 million members worldwide.

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Contact:

InterContinental Hotels Group Americas
Monica Smith
Media Relations Specialist
p. 770.604.5562
e. monica.smith@ihg.com

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Also See: InterContinental Hotels Group Appoints Gina LaBarre Vice President, Brand Management, Candlewood Suites / February 2004
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