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Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts Opens 535-room
Crown Plaza Danang in Vietnam


DANANG, VIETNAM, 26 September 2011 - Crowne Plaza, one of the fastest growing upscale brands globally, has opened its second property in Vietnam at the coastal city of Danang.

Located along the picturesque Danang Sea coastline, the 535-guestroom Crowne Plaza Danang is the largest hotel in Central Vietnam by room count and offers a variety of meeting and event facilities which can cater for events of up to 640 people. It also offers a culinary experience for meeting planners and delegates through its wide variety of dining options, including Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, International and local Vietnamese.

“With the growth of MICE, we’re confident that Crowne Plaza Danang will be able to capitalise on this segment’s growth with our outstanding meeting facilities as well as what Crowne Plaza offers in delivering a unique meeting experience,” William Lau, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Danang.

“Crowne Plaza will bring a new level of international meetings expertise to Danang with our Crowne Meetings Director. Whether it’s an intimate event for 10 or a banquet for 600, our Crowne Meetings Director, a single point of contact, will be able to assist organisers personally from start to finish and deliver a successful event,” Lau added.

With its 2,500 square meters of meeting space, coupled with Crowne Plaza’s focus on meetings, the hotel is well positioned to cater to the requirements of the fast-growing MICE sector in Danang. Standards such as a dedicated Crowne Meetings Director, as a single point of contact, and a two-hr response time to initial query, will make planning seamless for meeting planners.

Previously known as Silver Shores International Resort, Crowne Plaza Danang is 15 minutes away from the Danang International Airport and only a few kilometers to the heart of the city’s most popular attractions.  These include UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the former imperial city, Hue and the scenic Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park.

“Vietnam has seen a steady annual growth of 10% in international and regional arrivals and we’re expecting to increase our reach in this market. With the opening of Crowne Plaza West Hanoi, now Danang and Nha Trang in the coming year, we are bullish about the local economy and the importance of Vietnam in the international travel scene. With these new hotels, we are able to create more jobs for local residents. We are delighted to be able to contribute to the fast pace of tourism development in Vietnam.” said Alan Watts, Vice President of Operations for Southeast Asia, IHG.

An introductory offer from US$125, for stay at Crowne Plaza Danang, is now available for reservations, and inquiries can be made via www.crowneplaza.com/danang.

About Crowne Plaza
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, located in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations across more than 56 countries, is an upscale brand that focuses on the frequent business travellers who want to make the most out of their stays. The brand offers premium accommodations designed with simple elegance in mind, combining the best facilities with great service delivered at just the right level of support.
Ideal for business productivity, travellers enjoy wireless high speed internet access, 24-hour business service and full-service restaurants. Crowne Plaza’s The Place to Meet programme also provides exceptional tools and solutions for a better meeting experience, for both planners and attendees.
Globally, there are 394 Crowne Plaza hotels and resorts in major cities, with 86 hotels in the Asia Pacific portfolio. More than 120 Crowne Plaza hotels are expected to open around the world in the next few years, earning the brand the distinction of having the most hotels in the pipeline of any upscale brand.
 
About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [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 almost 60 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 656,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.
 
IHG has more than 1,100 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 www.ihg.com/ and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme 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:


Tina Di Cicco
PR and Communications
IHG Asia Australasia
Tel: +65 6395 6166
tina.dicicco@ihg.com


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