|ATLANTA (March 16, 2004) – InterContinental
Hotels Group announced today the opening of a Crowne Plaza Hotel in Virginia
Beach, Va., after completing a $3.5 million renovation. The 149-room
Crowne Plaza-Virginia Beach is the latest property to join the Crowne Plaza
Hotels and Resorts portfolio and is the first Crowne Plaza to open in Virginia
Beach. It is located just seven miles from Virginia Beach’s oceanfront
in the new Town Center development.
Located off Interstate 264, in Virginia Beach’s “New Town Center” area, the Crowne Plaza-Virginia Beach provides for business meetings and social functions 11,000-sq. ft. of meeting space.
“We are delighted about continuing to grow the Crowne Plaza brand in North America,” 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 in Virginia Beach.”
The newly renovated hotel is just minutes from a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as several area attractions including Nauticus Maritime Museum and NASA Oceana. Also just a short drive from the hotel are downtown Norfolk, Virginia Beach Convention Center and the Town Center Business District.
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 owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,400 hotels and 530,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn ® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, and Candlewood Suites®, and also has a controlling interest in Britvic, the second largest soft drinks manufacturer in the UK.
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