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  InterContinental Hotels Group Names Ronen Nissenbaum, Regional Vice President
Operations, South Central Region for InterContinental Hotels
ATLANTA (Jan. 26, 2006) - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has named Ronen Nissenbaum, Regional Vice President Operations, South Central Region for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
In his new role, Mr. Nissenbaum oversees operations at InterContinental properties located in Austin, Dallas, Houston and New Orleans.  He also continues to serve as general manager of the brand's flagship property, the InterContinental Buckhead.  Under Nissenbaum's leadership, the InterContinental Buckhead opened ahead of schedule and under budget and recently completed a very successful first year of operation. 
With more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, Nissenbaum joined InterContinental Hotels Group in 1996 as manager for the InterContinental in Paris. During his tenure in Paris, he was responsible for the $60 million refurbishment program for this landmark property. Nissenbaum has also served as general manager for the 1,007-room Forum Hotel in Berlin, as well as the InterContinental David Tel Aviv which he opened in 1999 and was responsible for achieving its position as one of Israel's top hotels. 
Nissenbaum began his hospitality career in Switzerland. He later joined Forte Hotels and then Disneyland Paris, where he held roles of increasing responsibility over the years earning him senior executive positions at various hotels throughout Europe.  
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was the first truly international hotel brand in the world, and quickly became the symbol of glamour, sophistication and success that years later, continue to define global travel. The brand is committed to providing its guests with memorable and unique experiences that enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. InterContinental offers services and amenities specifically designed for the international business traveler, while maintaining the delicate balance of luxury expectations with authentic local experiences that enhance the leisure stay as well.  Located in more than 60 countries, InterContinental continues to expand in key destinations around the globe.  
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

Also See: No detail Too Minor for General Manager Ronen Nissenbaum in Preparing the Opening for The 422-room, $115 million Buckhead InterContinental Hotel, Atlanta / November 2004
Hospitality Properties Trust Acquiring 13 Hotels for $450 million from InterContinental Hotels Group; Includes 4 InterContinental Hotels / December 2004

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