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InterContinental Hotels Group Opens $11 million Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites Near the Sacramento International Airport

ATLANTA (Nov. 27, 2006) – InterContinental Hotels Group announced today that the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sacramento Airport- Natomas has opened. The $11 million property is one of more than 500 hotels in Holiday Inn Express’ global pipeline.
“Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers,” said Verchele Wiggins, vice president, Brand Management, Holiday Inn Express. “With more than1600 properties open worldwide, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to expand in markets like Sacramento, providing our guests with an enhanced stay experience at a great value.”

“Our new Holiday Inn Express is located just off I-5 and Hwy. 99, an ideal location for tourists visiting the Arco Arena and Old Sacramento, as well as business travelers coming in from the nearby International airport.” said Ricardo Merced, hotel general manager. “We look forward to serving our new guests whether for business or leisure activities in an outstanding market.” 
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sacramento Airport- Natomas is owned and managed by G-REM, Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group and is located at 2981 Advantage Way, Sacramento, Calif. 

Guests at the 100-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sacramento Airport- Natomas will experience a comfortable and smart environment with innovative guest-preferred upgrades to ensure a productive stay while traveling for business or leisure. The Express Start® breakfast bar, a complimentary café-style breakfast bar features a proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee as well as other morning favorites.  The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ showerhead by Kohler, upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and a new line of cinnamon-scented bath products. The SimplySmart™ bedding collection features crisp fresh bedding with an attractive decorative top sheet, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft 200 thread-count sheets. 
The 59,000 sq.-ft. property offers a variety of amenities such as a business center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary parking, sundry shop, guest laundry facility and complimentary shuttle service to the Sacramento International Airport as well as area businesses and shops.  The new hotel also offers two meeting areas that seat up to 60 people as well as a boardroom for smaller meetings. 
Standard Holiday Inn Express guest rooms feature comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100 percent Arabica coffee.  Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high-speed internet access, free local and toll free phone calls (U.S. and Canada only), two phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA Today newspapers.  

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 3,650 hotels and 543,775 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 Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 30 million members worldwide.


Monica Smith
Holiday Inn Express

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