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The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore Names
Patricia Ortega as Director of Sales and Marketing
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Singapore, November 23, 2009:- Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has announced the promotion of Patricia Ortega to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing.

With a track record of more than 15 years in the hotel industry, in her new role Patricia will be responsible for establishing and driving sales and marketing initiatives across various market segments.

Patricia joined Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in January 2008 and was a key member of the pre-opening team, joining from InterContinental Singapore, a sister hotel to Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). As Associate Director of Business Development at the InterContinental Singapore, Patricia won global high-profile accounts such as Symantec, Exxonmobil, Nike, Merrill Lynch, and Pfizer. Her other career highlights include stints at Raffles the Plaza and Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore.

“Patricia’s strong leadership skills and extensive experience at IHG adds tremendous value to our team. She has played a major role in establishing a strong business base among both business and leisure visitors and as the hotel moves into its second year of operation, we are now perfectly placed to take full advantage of the recovery of the global economy,” said Mark Winterton, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s General Manager.

The 320-room Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has won a string of major international awards since opening its doors for business in May 2008, including the latest Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Award for Excellence in the Asia Pacific (2009), ‘Hot List Hotels 2009’ by the prestigious US-based magazine, Condé Nast Traveler; World’s Best Airport Hotels 2008, by the highly regarded Forbes Traveler online and Five Best Airport Hotels (Best Design) by British Airways’ High Life magazine.

About IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [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, more than 4,200 hotels and over 620,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.  The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 43 million members worldwide.

IHG has nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at www.priorityclub.com. For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at www.ihg.com/media 

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Contact:

Jonathan Chan
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Tel: +65 6823 5300
Jonathan.Chan@ihg.com

Yvette Yeo
T\ PR
Tel: +65 6421 0323
yvette.yeo@tpr.sg

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Also See: The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore Completes Year-Long ‘Earthcheck’ Assessment Provided by the Non-profit Organisation, EC3 / August 2009

InterContinental Hotels Group Restructures and Streamlines its Asia Pacific Region / June 2009

InterContinental Hotels Appoints Peter Gowers Chief Executive, Asia Pacific and Kirk Kinsell to President, Europe, Middle East & Africa / July 2007
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