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IHG Opens the 269-room Crowne Plaza Kochi in India

Delhi, India, 21 January, 2013
- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Kochi. Inaugurated by the Ministers of the State and other dignitaries, the Kochi hotel is the sixth Crowne Plaza to open in the South West Asia region.

The 269-room hotel offers guests 14 suites with a spectacular view of the backwaters and the city, a health centre, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Located on the banks of the river at Kundannoor and along the National Highway bypass, the hotel boasts the largest meetings and conference space in the city, covering 24,000 sq ft with 14 meeting rooms.

Crowne Plaza Kochi is home to a wide selection of food and beverage options:
  • Mosaic - an all-day dining restaurant serving authentic Kerala, pan-Asian and international cuisines
  • Crowne Plaza’s signature ‘ConneXions’ bar – a 24-hour lounge bar offering extensive beverage options and daily specials
  • For guests looking to unwind, the Aroma Lounge & Deli is the ideal place to relax and meet
  • While Trilogi – a dedicated sea food restaurant featuring local Kerala and international cuisines straight from the live kitchen

Douglas Martell, Vice President Operations, South West Asia, IHG said, “Kochi exemplifies the strong domestic market that we increasingly see more demand from, so we’re excited to welcome Crowne Plaza Kochi to our fast-growing portfolio of hotels in India. Business and leisure travellers in India are seeking a hotel with a brand name they can trust, that caters to their specific needs and will deliver a great stay every time. That’s what Crowne Plaza Kochi promises.”

Consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel also features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage®, which encompasses the entire sleep experience from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing sleep enhancing products and services. Crowne Plaza’s signature ‘meetings programme’ also offers guests with a seamless planning process and an exceptional meetings experience comprising three components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, a Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meetings Debrief.

“The team here are delighted to welcome guests to our beautiful new hotel. With a wide selection of F&B options, our unrivalled meetings offer and excellent location, with panoramic views of the backwaters, we expect Crowne Plaza Kochi to set a new benchmark in Kerala,” said Terry Austen, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Kochi.

About Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
As part of the IHG global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand located in nearly 60 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale hotel brand in the world, the Crowne Plaza brand was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry's top-growing brands, and travel buyers rated the Crowne Plaza brand as the top upscale/select-service brand in Business Travel News' 2011 U.S. Hotel Chain survey. Truly international, Crowne Plaza hotels offer premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveler who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza hotels, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com or call 1-800-2CROWNE. Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.

About InterContinental Hotels Group

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization 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®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 69 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 672,000 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.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihgplc, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
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