SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (March 21, 2014) - InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the completion of a US $22.25 million renovation of the iconic, Morris Lapidus-designed InterContinental San Juan, one of the Caribbean's most recognized properties. IHG is one of Puerto Rico's pioneering international hotel companies and first had a presence on the island in 1960.
The hotel's improvements will provide an outstanding experience and setting for both business and leisure travelers. While guest rooms reflect a harmonious combination of different tones of beige and blue symbolizing sand and sea, the decorative accents and wood details evoke the emblematic colors and architectural characteristics of Old San Juan. The public space areas provide a warm and modern ambience for business meetings and leisure, and all meeting rooms were refreshed with a look and feel consistent with the rest of the resort featuring the newest digital signage with sleek design and sophistication.
"Few properties in the region offer the combination of an oceanfront location coupled with the business amenities featured at the InterContinental San Juan," said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. "There is no doubt that this one-of-a-kind property will continue to define hospitality on the island of Puerto Rico and remain a key asset in the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts portfolio."
The AAA Four-Diamond InterContinental San Juan hotel's renovation included upgrades to its elegantly-appointed guest rooms and suites, lobby, meeting rooms and the property's common areas, bringing a fresh, new look to the globally-renowned hotel. The property is located on two miles of pristine white sand beach on Puerto Rico's northern coast of Isla Verde, just minutes from Luis Muñoz Mar'n International Airport.
"We are confident that the renovation has further positioned the InterContinental San Juan as one of the preeminent luxury properties in the Caribbean," said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. "Its location as both a resort and business destination is unique. We look forward to showcasing these enhancements to our guests."
Featuring 398 luxurious guest rooms with breathtaking ocean or city views, the resort offers a variety of fine dining options to choose from and a myriad of beachfront recreational activities and amenities, along with a lagoon-shaped, cascade swimming pool, a beachfront full-service spa and fitness center, and an 8,500 square foot casino. The property also features 12 meeting rooms consisting of 18,000 square feet with a capacity for up to 600 guests.
IHG has nearly 200 hotels in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for 65 years. IHG has hotels situated in nearly every key market throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG's most prestigious hotel brand, located in major cities in more than 60 countries worldwide, offering business and leisure travelers the highest level of service and facilities. There are currently 178 InterContinental hotels across the globe with 19 InterContinental hotels located in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IHG is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as a global stand-alone hotel company this year. IHG's broad family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion - whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or an once-in-a-lifetime experience. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts participates in IHG's hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry's first and largest hotel rewards program with 77 million members is free, and guests can enroll at ihgrewardsclub.com, or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.
About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of 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 manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 77 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 687,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,100 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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