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The 300-room Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East Opens

With the Adjoining Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East
Becomes the First Twin Brand Hotels Project in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 26 October 2012
– Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East opens its doors today, the newly-built, 300-room hotel is located atop MTR Tseung Kwan O station with direct access to PopCorn shopping complex. Only minutes’ drive from Hong Kong’s famed shopping and leisure venues, 20 minutes from Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), and a short 45-minute drive from Hong Kong International Airport.

With the adjoining Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East becomes the first twin brand hotels project in Hong Kong, bringing business luxury and the best value for money together in a vibrant, convenient location.

“As a world-renowned hotel brand, Holiday Inn Express has more than 2,100 properties worldwide and more than 450 properties in the pipeline. Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East is being very well received by the market and attains an encouraging 100% occupancy on its opening day,” said Dominique Berhouet, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East and Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East.

Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East offers smart travelers a fresh, clean, uncomplicated hotel experience with good value, great service and relevant amenities. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s omnipresent free wireless Internet service and complimentary Smart Start breakfast featuring eight choices for set breakfast.

Guests will be welcomed by a scent unique to Holiday Inn Express properties plus a signature music programme which changes from an upbeat to a relaxing tempo at different times of the day.

The hotel has 300 total rooms, 149 standard, 120 standard seaview, 15 standard corner and 16 standard triple rooms measuring between 20 – 22 sqm. These rooms all feature a sitting area with a lounge chair, separate walk-in shower with multi-function massage showerhead. Each is fitted with an iHome docking station with speaker, alarm clock and radio and 32” high-definition LG LCD television, along with a workstation and an ergonomic desk chair.

Guests will enjoy a great night’s sleep with new crisp fresh bedding which features a comfy Simmons mattress, a choice of soft and firm pillows with Holiday Inn Express pillow tags, an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200-thread-count sheets.

Located on the 8th floor, Green Terrace is an open air, yet sheltered haven for leisure activities, featuring internet corner, fitness equipment, reading corner, automatic vending machines and self-service laundry offer added guest convenience.

About Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. There are currently more than 2,100 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit http://www.hiexpress.com/

About Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East
The hotel is owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP – stock code 0016), which was publicly listed in 1972 and is now one of the largest property companies in Hong Kong.  Its core business is the development of property for sale and investment in Hong Kong and on the mainland.  SHKP is dedicated to building premium residential and commercial developments, and is one of the largest grade-A office and retail landlords in Hong Kong.  The company also has complementary operations in property-related fields including hotels, property management, construction, insurance and mortgage services, plus investments in telecommunications, information technology, infrastructure and other businesses.  SHKP employs more than 35,000 people.

The hotel is managed by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), 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, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ 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.

The 300-room Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East is conveniently located atop MTR Tseung Kwan O station and PopCorn shopping complex, offers value-minded business and leisure travelers warm service and modern amenities. The 300 comfortable guest rooms all feature complimentary high-speed broadband internet, and breakfast is always included. For added convenience, free wireless broadband is offered in the Great Room, and the hotel is equipped with automatic vending machines and other self-service facilities. Together with the adjoining 359-rooom Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, bringing business luxury and the best value for money together in a vital, convenient location.
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Contact:

Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East
3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O,
Hong Kong (MTR Tseung Kwan O Station Exit C)
Tel: (852) 3199 5588
Fax: (852) 3199 5599
Email: info@hietko.com
Web: www.hiexpress.com/kowlooneast

Media Contact:

Josephine Tang
Director of Communications
Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Kowloon East
Tel: (852)3983 0317
Fax: (852)3983 0502
Email: josephine.tang@cptko.com



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