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IHG Appoints Yehuda J. Brener as Director of Sales,
Latin America & Caribbean


MIAMI, FL (July 28, 2011) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that it has appointed Yehuda J. Brener, Director of Sales, Latin America & Caribbean.

In his new role, Brener will be responsible for the total sales efforts of IHG in the region. He will manage sales related personnel and implement sales and marketing strategies for IHG’s 77 multi-branded properties throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Brener has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of product development, account retention, business travel and revenue management.

Prior to joining IHG, Brener was President of AYS Representaciones y Servicios, a destinations management company that offers services to senior level executives visiting Colombia on vacation or business.  Preceding that, he was the Vice President of Global Sales- Latin America & Caribbean for Marriott International, where he developed, executed and managed comprehensive sales and marketing plans. Brener began his career in sales in 1978 at Dolphin & Majesty Cruise Lines and in 1993 joined Carnival Cruise Lines.

“Yehuda is a vastly experienced, results-oriented sales and marketing professional with an established reputation for developing successful international, incentive and corporate sales programs from the strategic planning phase to its execution,” said Ricardo Lopez, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, IHG, Latin America and Caribbean. “He is a top notch sales leader who will make a great addition to our company.”

“I am looking forward to leading IHG’s Latin America and Caribbean sales team to achieve even greater success,” adds Brener.  “I am excited in joining a company that has the most powerful hotel brands in the region as well a great team of individuals who are among the industry’s top professionals.”

Brener earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Santiago de Cali in Colombia.

IHG has nearly 200 hotels in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America since 1946. It is represented in 20 countries and territories throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

InterContinental Hotels Group
(IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known 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®. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with 58 million members worldwide.

IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 652,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.

IHG has more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people 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 http://www.ihg.com/ and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at http://www.priorityclub.com/. For our latest news visit www.ihg.com/media, Twitter www.twitter.com/ihgplc or YouTube http://www.youtube.com/ihgplc

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Contact:

Cristina Planas
Kreps/DeMaria
cplanas@krepspr.com
 (305) 663-3543

Ana Maria Colmenares
Kreps/DeMaria
AColmenares@Krepspr.com
(305) 663-3543



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