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IHG Opens the Holiday Inn London Stratford City and the Staybridge Suites
London Stratford City Occupying a Single Building in London, England

The Hotels are Owned by a Joint Venture between Cycas Hotel Partners
and Patron Capital and Operated by Cycas Hospitality

12 June 2012 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of two new generation properties, Holiday Inn London Stratford City and Staybridge Suites London Stratford City, at the heart of Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield Stratford City.

The two hotels are owned by a Joint Venture between Cycas Hotel Partners and Patron Capital. The hotels are operated by under a franchise agreement with IHG. Located in a single building in Chestnut Plaza next to the London 2012 Olympic Park, the hotels benefit from excellent transport links nearby including Stratford International Rail Station, Underground and DLR.

Visitors will be able to experience the area that will play host to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from both hotels, which are ideally situated for business or leisure guests. Direct access to the Westfield Shopping Centre and fast Tube and DLR links to central London and Canary Wharf will ensure guests are within easy reach of the many attractions of the West End, The City, palaces and museums.

Angela Brav, IHG Chief Executive Europe, said: “A big focus for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the regeneration of East London. The hotels will help to create that legacy, with 120 new jobs created. The opening of these two new hotels also sees IHG pass a significant milestone, we now have over 40,000 hotel rooms in the UK."

John Wagner, Cycas Capital BV said, “Holiday Inn London Stratford City and Staybridge Suites London Stratford City will be situated in one of London’s most important new developments at Westfield Stratford City. This new location is at the heart of one of the world’s premier sporting and retail areas and the two hotels will offer choice for both business and leisure guests before, during and beyond the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn is the official hotel provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the new 188 room hotel at the heart of the Olympic Park at Stratford City will help the partnership live on beyond the Games. Guests at Holiday Inn London Stratford City can enjoy a meal or cocktail in the hotel’s ‘Twenty Twelve’ restaurant and ‘The Stadium’ lounge bar, and the outside terrace offers panoramic views over the Olympic Park. There are also seven state-of-the-art conference rooms which can accommodate up to 100 people, as well as a fully equipped gym and business centre.

Staybridge Suites
The 162 room Staybridge Suites London Stratford City is an extended stay hotel for business travellers looking for a ‘home from home’, whilst being well located for easy access to the City, Excel and Canary Wharf. The hotel offers spacious apartment-style living with modern amenities and hotel services to create a welcoming environment for guests who need to stay in the area for weeks or even months at a time. Guests are typically on a temporary assignment, relocating to the area, or on an extended training program.

Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen and public spaces include a living room with an open fire, an outdoor terrace with barbecue, exercise room, laundry room and a 24 hour shop. Each day guests are offered a complimentary breakfast, and 3 nights per week a ‘Social’ where free beer wine and soft drinks are available for guests to enjoy.

Staybridge Suites London Stratford City is the first Staybridge Suites property to open in London and the third in the UK alongside Liverpool and Newcastle, which opened in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVENTM Hotels and HUALUXETM Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 65 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 661,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate 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.

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