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IHG and the Playa Poniente Group Open the 224-room New Build
Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco in Mexico Managed by Optima Hotels


MÉXICO, D.F. – IHG (InterContinental® Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] and the Playa Poniente Group announce the opening of Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco. Located at Miguel Aleman Avenue #2311 Acapulco, Guerrero, the hotel is situated on the oceanfront with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

“We’re very excited to open the Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco in one of the most well-known ports in Mexico - Acapulco,” said Gerardo Murray, regional vice president, Sales and Marketing, Mexico, IHG. “The opening of this new Holiday Inn Resort demonstrates the confidence we have in Mexico as an important tourist destination."

The new hotel exemplifies the $1 billion Holiday Inn relaunch, the biggest project of its kind in the history of the hospitality industry. First announced in 2007, the relaunch program creates a more contemporary brand image as part of the drive to increase quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The program focuses on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

The Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco is located in the heart of Acapulco, in the Condesa area, with easy access to restaurants, nightclubs and bars in the city. Just two minutes from the Convention Center, the hotel is also in close proximity to tourist attractions such as the Quebrada, CiCi Water Park, La Isla Mall, the Fort of San Diego and the "Blue Water Sportfishing" fishing center.

The hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, business or leisure stay with innovative guest upgrades to ensure a preferred experience. The hotels’ contemporary style was designed by Mexican architect Leticia Jimenez. It has 224 spacious and comfortable rooms and a wide array of facilities consistent with the Holiday Inn Resort brand, including free high-speed wireless Internet access, 32" LCD  TVs, desk, coffeemaker, hair dryer and ironing board.  Other features include a gym, outdoor pool and children's pool, parking and business center. The hotel also has two restaurants, Santa Lucia Café Terrace with international cuisine and seating for 120 and the Pool Bar.

For meeting planners and social events, the hotel offers five meeting rooms with extraordinary ocean views and the capacity for 12 to 420 people. In addition, the hotel offers outdoor events in the pool area for up to 200 people.

The Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco is managed by Optima Hotels under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to www.holidayinnresorts.com.

The hotel Holiday Inn Resort Acapulco participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards.  The industry's first and largest guest loyalty program has nearly 60 million members globally.  Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at www.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 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 program 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 http://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 http://www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
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Contact:

Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa
Dolores Avalos
davalos@avalosyasociados.com
+011-52-55-5251-5247

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


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