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  Candlewood Suites Hotel to Open in Ft. Lauderdale; 
71 room Hotel Owned by 84 Investments, Inc.

ATLANTA (Jan. 20, 2006) - InterContinental Hotels Group, the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announces plans for a new 71-room Candlewood Suites hotel near Ft. Lauderdale's air and cruise port terminals in South Florida. The new property is expected to open late 2006 and will be Ft. Lauderdale's first Candlewood Suites hotel. 

The Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale is owned by 84 Investments, Inc., and managed by Luckey's Management Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. The new hotel will be located at 1120 State Rd. 84, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 33315. Telephone: (954) 316-1150; Facsimile: (954) 316-1151. 

"Candlewood Suites hotels are carefully designed to meet the particular needs of longer-staying guests," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, Candlewood Suites.  "When business or personal matters require travel for a week or more, guests find that the design of our guest suites and the amenities we provide allow them to live comfortably and keep a daily routine similar to that of home."

Standard Candlewood Suites guestrooms feature studio or one-bedroom suite floor plans with a full kitchen, large workspace with comfortable desk chair and overhead lighting, overstuffed recliner, VCR/DVD and CD player and two-line telephones with voice mail, 24-hour front desk, express checkout, complimentary shuttle service to area attractions and businesses and complimentary parking.

"Our new Candlewood Suites hotel will enable our guests to live according to their own schedules, not the hotel's," said Mary Mathurin, director of sales, Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale. 

The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in Florida is represented by six of its brands, including the upper upscale, upscale, full service, limited service, upscale extended stay and midscale extended stay segments with 157 hotels and more than 25,000 rooms. 

About Candlewood Suites Hotels

Candlewood Suites is focused on comfort, space and value.  In fact, Candlewood Suites was ranked Best Extended-Stay hotel for the 2005 third quarter Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI), based on 35,000 customer interviews, the largest and most in-depth measure of hotel, airline and car rental performance available today. Candlewood Suites also tied for the highest ranking in the extended-stay segment for guest satisfaction in the recent J.D. Power and Associates 2004 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. 

At more than 110 properties located throughout North America, guests find spacious studio and one-bedroom suites each with their own fully equipped kitchen, large workspace, overstuffed recliner, VCR and CD player, complimentary high-speed internet access and two-line telephones with voice mail.  The complimentary fitness center and guest laundry are open around the clock, and the Candlewood Cupboard® is open 24 hours for snacks, refreshments, entrées and other necessities.  Candlewood Suites hotels offer guests all of this at a very comfortable price.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 3,600 hotels and 539,000 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®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards.


Monica Smith
Corporate Communications Coordinator
InterContinental Hotels Group
 Three Ravinia Drive, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30346
 Tel: 770-604-5562

Mary Mathurin
Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale

Also See: Sterling Hotel Campus, a 253-suite Extended Stay Hotel Park, Opens in Sterling, Virginia; Comprised of a Candlewood Suites and a Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Both Managed by The Generation Companies / July 2005
The Redevelopment of Fort Lauderdale Beach Moving Forward; Projects Moving Forward Include $140 million St. Regis Fort Lauderdale Hotel, a 517 room W Hotel and a 298 room Trump International Hotel & Tower / February 2005

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