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The 180-room InterContinental Mendoza Opens
in Argentina’s Wine Country


 
MIAMI, FL (September 15, 2010) – IHG (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], today expanded its presence in Argentina with the opening of the InterContinental Mendoza.  Owned by KLP Emprendimientos  S.A., the 15-story InterContinental Mendoza totals 180 guestrooms, inclusive of 24 suites.  A completed second tower with an additional 72 rooms will be available shortly, bringing the total number of rooms to 252, inclusive of 36 suites. 
 
The InterContinental Mendoza boasts 11 meeting rooms totaling 22,500 square feet, including a 12,000 square foot ballroom, and also has 18,000 square feet of pre-function space.  Its amenities include a full-service spa named Deyabu, swimming pool, gym and restaurant. 
 
It is the 18th InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in Latin America and the Caribbean, with three additional currently under construction. 
 
The InterContinental Mendoza is located across the street from Mendoza Plaza, the city’s largest shopping center, ten minutes from downtown Mendoza and twenty minutes from the city’s international airport.  It is on the major thoroughfare (Acceso Este) which connects Mendoza with the nation’s capital, Buenos Aires. 
 
The property is IHG’s second InterContinental in Argentina, joining with the venerable InterContinental Buenos Aires.  A third InterContinental is currently under construction in Argentina – the InterContinental Nordelta Buenos Aires, Residence & Spa, in the Nordelta area of Buenos Aires. 
 
The region is the heart and soul of Argentina's wine country, which was introduced by European settlers in the 19th century.  The wineries in Mendoza produce the world’s highest ranked Malbec wines. 

The city is widely recognized as an adventure tourism center, offering a broad-array of year-round activities, including hiking, biking, fishing, and rafting. Mendoza attracts more than 700,000 tourists per year, making it one of the region’s fastest growing industries.
 
In 2008 National Geographic Traveler published its annual destination scorecard and Mendoza was widely acclaimed (number 10 out of 109 worldwide destinations) in a survey that took into consideration environmental and ecological quality; social and cultural integrity; condition of historic buildings and archaeological sites; aesthetic appeal; quality of tourism management; and outlook for the future.
 
“This property is another major milestone in our company’s long history in Latin America,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, IHG, Latin America and Caribbean.  “Mendoza is a spectacular destination, both for business and tourism, and we applaud the KLP Emprendimientos  S.A. team for constructing a truly spectacular property.”
 
The world’s first truly global hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has had a continuous presence in Latin America since the brand’s founding in Brazil in 1946.  Over its 64 years, there is no brand in the region with more international appeal.  InterContinental Hotels & Resorts throughout Latin America strives to provide its guests with an experience unique to each destination – uncompromising global standards, while respecting the heritage of the communities each hotel calls home.
 
As a whole, IHG has more than 190 hotels in Mexico, Central and South America and Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America and Caribbean for over 60 years. IHG has hotels situated in nearly every key market throughout Latin America.
 
About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has over 160 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-travelled guests to what's special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. or more information, visit www.intercontinental.com/ and www.intercontinentalvideo.com/

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Contact: 

Cristina Planas
P: 305.663.3543
cplanas@krepspr.com 
 

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Also See:  InterContinental Hotels Group and KLP Emprendimientos S.A. Through Franchise Agreement to Develop New Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina / October 2009
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