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 After a Half million Dollar Renovation, the Plaza Lancaster
Toluca Hotel in Central Mexico Rebranded Crowne Plaza Toluca-Lancaster 
ATLANTA (Nov. 12, 2003)  - InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the opening of a Crowne Plaza Hotel in Central Mexico after completing a half million dollar renovation.  The 70-room Crowne Plaza Toluca-Lancaster, the latest property to join the Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts portfolio, is located 20 miles outside of Mexico City. 

The Crowne Plaza-Toluca-Lancaster is owned by Mexican Investors and managed by Operadora Plaza Lancaster Toluca S.A. de C.V., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotel was formerly known as 

The Crowne Plaza Toluca-Lancaster 
(formerly Plaza Lancaster Toluca Hotel)
Paseo Tollocan Ote 750
Toluca, Mexico
Plaza Lancaster Toluca Hotel.

"We are delighted about continuing to grow the Crowne Plaza brand in Mexico," said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, North America.  "We look forward to delivering the Crowne Plaza experience to guests at our newest hotel."

The newly renovated hotel offers a sophisticated atmosphere with modern décor throughout the guestrooms and lobby. The Crowne Plaza Toluca-Lancaster features International cuisine at Antibes Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and  dinner seven days a week. Abanicos lobby bar features a Jazz band nightly and serves "Botanas"(light snacks) for guests who prefer lighter fare. An impressive spa with solarium offering massages, facials, anti-age and body treatments as well as loofah and mud therapy is located on site at the hotel. With more than 5,000-sq. ft. of
meeting space, the Crowne Plaza Toluca-Lancaster provides the perfect venue for business meetings and social functions. 

The hotel is just minutes from a variety of restaurants and shops. Also nearby are Metepec Artcrafts, Botanical Gardens, Monarch Butterfly, Valle de Bravo, Ixtapan de la Sal, Atlacomulco, Santa Fe, Taxco and Naucalpan. 

As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts has 190 hotels in 49 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. 

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,300 hotels and 515,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.

Monica Smith
Public Relations
InterContinental Hotels Group
Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30346
Tel: 770.604.5562
Also See: HOLA Hoteles & Resorts Brands the $40 million Faro del Cabo to CrownePlaza / Aug 2003
InterContinental Hotels Plans 16 Luxury Hotels in Key U.S. Cities / September 2003

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