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The 110-room Holiday Inn Express Romulus/Detroit Metro Airport Opens
in Michigan Following Multimillion Dollar Renovation

ATLANTA - March 18, 2013
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world’s largest hotel companies, announces the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express® Romulus/Detroit Metro Airport, less than a mile from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and less than 30 minutes from the downtown business district.

The new hotel opens following a multimillion dollar remodeling that included renovations to each of its 110 guest rooms and the addition of a new business center, exercise room and guest laundry. Located at 7680 Merriman Rd. at Interstate 94, the hotel offers a free airport shuttle service 24 hours a day and seven days a week, as well as a Park and Fly package, which includes a one-night stay and eight days of parking at a secure facility next to the hotel.

“We’re pleased to be welcoming the Holiday Inn Express Romulus/Detroit Metro Airport into the Holiday Inn brand family,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Brand Family, The Americas, IHG. "With more than 2,100 properties worldwide and 450 more hotels in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express brand portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.”

The Holiday Inn brand family’s $1BN global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history, continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel will feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

“Holiday Inn Express is a fresh brand that fits well with the needs of visitors to the Detroit area, whether they are here for business or leisure,” said Chris Edwards, general manager. “Our goal is to provide guests with unmatched comfort and convenience, and we’re sure they will enjoy all of the comforts our new Holiday Inn Express hotel has to offer.”

Business travelers will enjoy the hotel’s proximity to the business centers of Dearborn and Detroit – home of Ford Motor Company® and General Motors Company® respectively. The hotel is also near Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan’s Dearborn campus. Leisure travelers will find the hotel location convenient to the Henry Ford Museum, Noah Webster’s home – where the first American dictionary was written – and Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park laboratory. Additionally, the Detroit sports venues of Comerica Park and Ford Field are just a short drive away.

The new Holiday Inn Express Romulus/Detroit Metro Airport hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience. The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including Smart Roast® coffee.

The SimplySmartTM shower incorporates a signature Stay SmartTM Kohler showerhead, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a custom line of cinnamon-scented bath products. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmartTM bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets. In addition to its 24-hour business center, the hotel also offers a small meeting room and free wireless Internet service throughout the hotel.

The Holiday Inn Express Romulus/Detroit Metro Airport, owned by the Koza family, and managed by Group 10 Management, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress.

Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program, with 71 million members, offering free membership by enrolling online, via phone or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn Express Hotels

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. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). 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 www.hiexpress.com.

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 71 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 675,000 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/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
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Contact:

Manjusha Sharma
Holiday Inn Express
manjusha.sharma@ihg.com
+1(770) 604-8781

Sarah-Ann Soffer
Holiday Inn Express
sarahann.soffer@ihg.com
+1(770) 604-2707


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