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Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria
Wins IHG 2010 Newcomer Award


ATLANTA (November 15, 2010) -- The Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] 2010 Newcomer Award as one of the best properties to join the system within the last year as either a new development or a conversion property.
IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms.

The hotel was recognized during the 2010 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, October 25 - 27, 2010.  As one of 35 hotels selected for the award, the Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria had to meet the highest standards of quality and customer service.

“We are extremely proud to have the Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria join our hotel system,” said Jim Abrahamson, president, the Americas, IHG. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Wilson Hotel Management Company, Inc. as they have made the guest experience a top priority when visiting this new property.”

“We are honored to be among the few properties to receive IHG’s prestigious 2010 Newcomer Award, and we’re committed to continuing our excellence in quality and customer service,” said Jim O’Brien, Vice President of Wilson Hotel Management Company, Inc. “The guest’s experience is and will continue to be our number one priority,” he said.
   
More than 3,500 franchise owners, operators and company officials attended the 2010 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference.

Developed to be more efficient to build, operate and maintain, the “Next Generation” Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria brings the iconic heritage of the Holiday Inn brand to life in a modern, innovative design that sets new standards for business travelers and families alike. With this hotel design, Holiday Inn has arrived at the perfect convergence of tradition and innovation that defines the Holiday Inn of the future, offering the value and authenticity business travelers and families expect from this beloved brand.

The hotel is proudly managed by Wilson Hotel Management Co., Inc. based in Memphis, TN (901)346-8800, a division of the Kemmons Wilson Companies.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.  The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized 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 program, Priority Club® Rewards with 52 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 160,000 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 program 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: 

Jim O’Brien
        Wilson Hotel Management Co., Inc.
        901-346-8800 xt 290

Celeste Sauls
IHG
(770) 604-5415

 

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