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Following Major Renovations, the 66-room Holiday Inn Express® Hotel
& Suites Indianapolis North - Carmel Opens in Indiana

Owned by HC Carmel and Managed by Hotel Capital Management

ATLANTA, May 15, 2013 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)  [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] one of the world’s leading global hotel companies announces the opening this week of the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Indianapolis North - Carmel. Located at 9797 N. Michigan Rd., Carmel, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis, and close to four major interstate highways, the 66-room hotel features a variety of amenities and offers an enhanced guest experience at a great value.

"Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers," 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 in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value.  We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents.”

The new addition to IHG’s portfolio of Indianapolis hotels is designed in line with the Holiday Inn® brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

“This is our first Holiday Inn Express hotel and we are thrilled to join the Holiday Inn brand family,” said Kari James, general manager. “Indianapolis has so much to offer both business and leisure travelers, and we look forward to providing all of our guests with excellent service.”

Close to I-65, I-69 and I-70, the hotel is 30 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The property is also in close proximity to several corporations as well as Butler University. Nearby attractions include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis Zoo.
Guests at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Indianapolis North - Carmel will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative preferred guest upgrades. The 66-room hotel, which includes 25-suites with refrigerators and microwave ovens, features a 24-hour business center, fitness center and complimentary parking. High speed wireless internet is also free and available throughout the hotel and in all rooms.  The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit and the brand’s proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee.

Guest bathrooms feature the SimplySmart™ shower, which incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead and a signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included.  Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ 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.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Indianapolis North - Carmel, owned by HC Carmel LLC and managed by Hotel Capital Management LLC, 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 participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, soon to be named IHG® Rewards Club this July. The industry’s fast-growing guest loyalty program with 73 million members is free and guests can enroll by logging on at ihg.com/priorityclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 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 IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress.

About IHG
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 73 million members worldwide. The program will be renamed and relaunched as IHG Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 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 http://www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and http://www.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit: http://www.ihg.com/media, http://www.twitter.com/ihg, http://www.facebook.com/ihg or http://www.youtube.com/ihgplc.
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Contact:

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

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


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