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Tom Conophy Named Chief Information Officer,
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2006 -  InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) today announces the appointment of Tom Conophy to the newly-created position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Tom, who will report directly to CEO Andrew Cosslett and take a seat on the Group Executive Committee, will start in his position next month.

Tom, 45, joins from Starwood Hotels & Resorts International, where he held the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer. Previous to Starwood, Tom was Senior Vice President for Strategic Architecture for Sabre Inc and has held senior technology management posts at Galileo International and Century Analysis Inc.

Andrew Cosslett, CEO, InterContinental Hotels Group, said: "Tom has extensive experience in developing new technology solutions within the travel and hospitality industry, coupled with a dynamic and strategic outlook. This is an exciting new role and I am delighted to welcome Tom to the company."

Tom Conophy added: "IHG is a growing business with a clear strategy, and I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the future success of this global company."

A 25 year veteran of the IT industry, Tom is a BSC graduate of Regis University in the United States and serves on the board of advisors for Intel. Tom is married with three daughters.


InterContinental Hotels Group
Also See: Andrew Cosslett Named Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group; Expert in Global Brand Management / December 2004
Peter Gowers Named Chief Marketing Officer for the Seven Lodging Brands Owned by InterContinental Hotels Group / October 2005

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