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Aquilini Investment Group Completes Rebranding of Hotels in Frederiction
and Moncton to the Crowne Plaza Brand; Both Properties
Managed by Pacrim Hospitality
ATLANTA (March 9, 2006) – InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the expansion of Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts into the New Brunswick province of  Canada. Fredericton, N.B. welcomes its first Crowne Plaza hotel and will join its sister property, the Crowne Plaza Moncton, N.B., which opened earlier this year.
“With the addition of two Crowne Plaza hotels in New Brunswick, our portfolio of upscale hotels in Canada continues to expand,” said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts.  “We look forward to providing our industry leading meetings service and a great night’s sleep via our Sleep Advantage program to our guests in Fredericton and Moncton.”
“We are delighted to open New Brunswick’s first two Crowne Plaza hotels,” said Glenn Squires president, Pacrim Hospitality, the management company for both properties. “Both Fredericton and Moncton are ideal locations for a Crowne Plaza hotel—an upscale brand with a top-notch meetings program.” 

Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook

Crowne Plaza Moncton-Downtown
Formerly the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, the 168-room property in Fredericton is situated downtown along the St. John River at 659 Queen St., Fredericton, N.B., within walking distance to the Garrison District, Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Playhouse. The hotel’s restaurant, the Terrace Dining Room offers upscale French cuisine, while casual dining is available in the James Joyce Pub.
Formerly the Howard Johnson Plaza, the 191-room property in Moncton is located downtown at 1005 Main St., Moncton, N.B., just ten miles from the Moncton International Airport and close to shopping and attractions. The hotel’s restaurant, Top Deck offers a fresh seafood menu along with other American favorites.
The Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook and the Crowne Plaza Moncton-Downtown are owned by Aquilini Investment Group and managed by Pacrim Hospitality, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, both hotels offer a comprehensive meetings package to ensure a seamless planning process and exceptional meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Meetings Daily Debrief. The Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook will have nearly 10,000 sq.-ft, of meeting space including two ballrooms, one large meeting room and five boardrooms. The Crowne Plaza Moncton-Downtown offers 14,000 sq.-ft. of meetings space, including a large ballroom and three additional meeting rooms. Both are perfect venues for business meetings and social functions.
The hotels feature the newly introduced Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  The Sleep Advantage encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include new bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones, night lights, drape clips, sleep CDs, sleep tips and amenities such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender spray.  
Guest room amenities at both properties include: air conditioning, voice mail, coffee maker, hair dryer, in-room safe, make-up mirror, complimentary high speed Internet access, iron and ironing board.  Both hotels also offer complimentary parking, indoor pool and business center.
The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in New Brunswick is represented by three of its brands, including the upscale, full service and limited service segments.
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, over 3,600 hotels and 537,000 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: CHIP Hospitality Rebranding Sheraton Fredericton Hotel, the Largest Hotel in New Brunswick, to the Delta Hotel Brand / July 2003
Oromocto First Nations Tribe Open an 81 room Days Inn in Oromocto, New Brunswick / October 2005


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