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The 114-room Holiday Inn Red Deer South to Open
in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada


Red Deer, Alberta (September 27, 2011) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the new Holiday Inn Red Deer South on October 3, 2011. The hotel offers a variety of amenities for business and leisure travellers, such as an on-site fitness centre, a pool and  hot tub, an open concept ballroom and 6,996 square feet of meeting space.
 
The Holiday Inn Red Deer is located just outside the city limits on the Gasoline Alley-Hwy 2. The hotel includes 114 bedrooms, 24 of which are suites featuring one bedroom and a separate living room. The hotel is minutes away from the Collicutt Recreational Centre, Edgar Industrial Park and the River Bend Golf Course.
 
The hotel will showcase all of the elements of the recently completed $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the biggest ever 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.
 
“We are thrilled to welcome this property to the Holiday Inn family of hotels with the brand new sign and everything it represents.  Holiday Inn hotels are specifically designed for business and family oriented leisure travelers in need of a full-service lodging experience, and this property fits well within that offering,” said Gina LaBarre, senior vice president, Brand Delivery, the Americas, IHG. “Development in Alberta is important in expanding our Holiday Inn consumer base and growing an even stronger presence across the Americas.”
 
The Boulevard Restaurant & Lounge offers the standard Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfastâ menu, with signature items such as Rainforest Alliance™ Certified coffee, 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 all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s lounge, which will offer a pub fare menu.
 
Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations feature comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, deluxe suites with a sitting area with a sofa bed and 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 and data ports.  Complimentary wireless is also available. 
 
“We are very excited to be opening this brand new Holiday Inn,” said Shazma Charania, owner of Holiday Inn Red Deer South.  “We have invested in this property with the goal of providing visitors of the area with a hotel that is convenient while maintaining a relaxed atmosphere with all the latest in comfort, and we are thrilled with the end result.” 
 
The Holiday Inn Red Deer South is owned and managed by Z & S Holdings under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 37471 Hwy 2 South (Gasoline Alley), Red Deer, AB T4E 1B3. Reservations can be made by calling 403-348-8485 or on ihg.com.
 
Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 60 million members globally. 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 Hotels & Resorts
With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts 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 Hotels and Resorts or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.holidayinn.com.

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:

Dagmara Grabowski
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
416.642.7904
dgrabowski@webershandwick.com

Shazma Charania
Holiday Inn Red Deer South
403.872.5287


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