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IHG Opens 227-suite Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix - Airport North in Arizona
Owned by Jordan Hotels LLP and Managed by Ocean Properties LTD


ATLANTA (April 6, 2011) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today the opening of the Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix – Airport North, conveniently located 1.5 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers. The four-story hotel includes 190 standard two-room suites, 10 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compatible suites, six executive suites and 21 kitchen suites.

This new hotel showcases the successful completion of the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the biggest ever project of its kind in the history of the hospitality industry. The relaunch includes a renewed focus on quality, improved arrival and welcome features, enhanced bedding and showers, a "Stay Real" service culture and a new, up to date look, including a redesigned logo and signage.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix – Airport North to the Holiday Inn family of hotels,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. “Holiday Inn hotels and suites are specifically designed for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience, and this hotel, built in keeping with our recent brand relaunch, fits well within that offering.”

Following a $10 million conversion from an Embassy Suites, the hotel now has a contemporary modern feel. The interactive lobby includes a bar and bistro area, which opens into a lush garden courtyard with resort seating, fire pits, gazebo, pool and whirlpool spa. The 100 percent smoke-free hotel also includes a 24-hour fitness center and two restaurants – the 44th Street Bistro serving lunch and dinner and the Palm Court Grill serving breakfast.

Located in the heart of the 44th Street business corridor, at the corner of 44th Street and East McDowell Road, the hotel is close to many corporate offices including ON Semiconductor and Honeywell. It is also just two miles from the area’s Army National Guard post.

For business travelers the hotel includes a 24-hour business center as well as complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the facility. It also features 12,000 square feet of meeting space, which can comfortably accommodate up to 400 people.

For leisure travelers, the Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix – Airport North is less than two miles from The Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Gardens and not far from Old Town Scottsdale. Located near the Metro light rail, Interstate 143 and Arizona Highway 202, the hotel is just a short drive from shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

The hotel’s guestroom accommodations are relaxing and contemporary, designed with a soft color palette and outfitted with a 42” LCD HD television. Guestrooms also include comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, cable television, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board.  Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.”  Bathrooms include a specially designed showerhead that offers superior pressure, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod and new amenities.  Guestrooms provide a work desk and ergonomic chair, data ports, complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers and in-room check-out capabilities.

Consistent with Holiday Inn hotels, the hotel will offer the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, featuring signature items such as Cinnamon Supreme French Toast™ and Skillet Inspirations™.  Kids 12 and younger eat free at Holiday Inn when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right…On Time™, also a standard at Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time.

The hotel is owned by Jordan Hotels LLP and managed by Ocean Properties LTD under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Holiday Inn Hotels participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with 56 million members.  Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG's more than 4,400 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn
With more than 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world.  In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges.  The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms and, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite Hotel.”  For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resorts, including IHG’s new vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.holidayinn.com.

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 4,400 hotels and more than 640,000 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 56 million members worldwide.

IHG has almost 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline, which is expected to 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 our latest news visit www.ihg.com/media, Twitter www.twitter.com/ihgplc or YouTube www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
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Contact:

Holiday Inn Express
Sherry Telford
sherry.telford@ihg.com
+1(770) 604-2613

Holiday Inn
Sarah-Ann Soffer
sarahann.soffer@ihg.com
+1(770) 604-2707

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