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InterContinental Dallas Names Scott Blakeslee General Manager.

DALLAS, Texas (November 2, 2010) – InterContinental Dallas, the city’s thriving convention and lifestyle hotel, is proud to announce the appointment of Scott Blakeslee as General Manager. Currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation, the premier hotel continues to hold its distinction as the epicenter for luxury accommodations in the heart of North Dallas.

“Scott’s contribution of skills and services to the general management position will be invaluable to the hotel in today’s dynamic market,” said Lew Fader, Vice President of Operations for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.  “With 20 years of luxury hotel and resort experience, he will ensure that InterContinental Dallas has a sustaining presence in the Texas market and will play a vital role in showcasing our hotel’s renovation,unique signature design, programs and services.” 

As General Manager for InterContinental Dallas, Blakeslee will oversee all operational phases of hotel and revenue management.  Blakeslee, the former Vice President of Strategic Business Development for one of the most exciting and well-known brands in the United States, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, is well qualified to achieve the projections for InterContinental Dallas’ financial performance, positive cash flow for operations and low employee turnover.  During his tenure at the Palms, Blakeslee oversaw the newest addition to the Palms experience, Palms Place Hotel & Spa, a 47- story, 599-luxury suite and penthouse masterpiece.  Prior to his post at the famed Palms Place Hotel & Spa, Blakeslee served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at The Harmon Hotel, Spa and Residences in Las Vegas where he was responsible for managing all aspects of public relations, marketing, business development, revenue management and direct sales. 

Blakeslee’s career achievements also include his Director of Sales and Marketing position at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, the only Mobil 5 Star and AAA 5 Diamond rated resort in California. He also thrived in the same position at Lake Lawn Resort in Wisconsin and at Carmel Valley Ranch in California.  Other positions held are Director of Sales at The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino, and Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

Centrally located in the heart of the Dallas Metroplex, InterContinental Dallas features 528 guestrooms and suites and more than 100,000 square feet of total meeting space.  The hotel anchors the area’s bustling dining and entertainment scene with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance, plus hundreds more located just a short drive away.  InterContinental Dallas is the perfect home base for a stay in Dallas. 

InterContinental Dallas is located at 15201 Dallas Parkway in Addison, TX.  For more information or reservations, call (972) 386-6000 or visit www.intercontinental.com/dallas.

ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL
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 information for the Priority Club Rewards program at www.priorityclub.com.
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Contact:

Ariana Hajibashi
Adastra Public Relations
6611 Hillcrest Ave. #403
Dallas, TX 75205
p: 214-641-9684
f: 214-242-2455
ariana@adastrapr.com

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Also See: Scott Blakeslee Named Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences, Las Vegas / April 2008

The Light Group Appoints Three to Executive Positions at the The Harmon Hotel, Spa & ResidencesLocated at MGM MIRAGE’s CityCenter, Las Vegas / January 2008

Thomas Becker Named General Manager of The Harmon Hotel, Spa & Residences at MGM Mirage’s CityCenter, Las Vegas / December 2007
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