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 The Sheraton Cleveland City Centre, Owned by
Lehman Brothers, Reflagged - Crowne Plaza
Cleveland City Centre


ATLANTA (April 18, 2005) - InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the opening of its latest 472-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Cleveland, with plans to complete a $2 million renovation by end of 2005. There are now 4 Crowne Plaza hotels with more than 1,300 guestrooms in the state of Ohio with the addition of the Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre. The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in Ohio is represented by six of its brands including the upper upscale, upscale, full service, limited service, upscale extended stay and mid-scale extended stay segments with 120 hotels and more than 15,000 rooms.

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

"The hotel's downtown location is tremendous," said Shawn Kenworthy, general manager. 

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre, which is owned by Lehman Brothers and managed by Driftwood Hospitality Management, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group, is located at 777 St. Clair, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.  Telephone: (216) 771-7600; Facsimile: (216) 771-5129. The hotel was formerly known as the Sheraton Cleveland City Centre.

The twenty-two story building is newly designed with contemporary decor. Pimento's Ristorante, the hotel's restaurant, features Italian cuisine seven days a week, offering a casual atmosphere for breakfast and lunch and a formal setting for dinner. Pimento's Lounge and the Green Olive Bar offer light fare and cocktails during lunch and dinner.
The hotel has 27,000 sq.-ft. of function space including four ballrooms and 20 meeting rooms. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, Jacob's Field and Brown Stadium are just minutes away.

InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 534,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. 


Monica Smith
Corporate Communications Coordinator
InterContinental Hotels Group
 Three Ravinia Drive
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30346

Also See: Driftwood Hospitality Management Reflags the 215 room Hilton-Oklahoma City Northwest to Crowne Plaza Hotel / January 2005
Driftwood Hospitality Management Adds the Clarion Collection Flag to the Historic Claridge Hotel on Collins Ave. in Miami Beach / November 2003

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