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InterContinental Hotels Group Adds Two Crowne Plaza Branded Properties In
Southern California; In San Diego the Former Red Lion Hanalei
Rebranded Crowne Plaza San Diego

ATLANTA (Aug. 15, 2007) – InterContinental Hotels Group announced today that Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has recently added two properties to its collection of eight upscale hotels in Southern California at Fullerton and San Diego. With the addition of the two conversion properties, Crowne Plaza offers more than 3,200 upscale hotel rooms in the area.
“Southern California is an incredible market for Crowne Plaza growth with its international visibility and strong commercial base,” said Kevin Kowalski, senior vice president, Worldwide Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. “Both Fullerton and San Diego were in need of an additional upscale product with a dynamic meetings program and Crowne Plaza fits within that niche.”
  • Situated in the heart of Mission Valley, the Crowne Plaza San Diego is an eight-story; 417-room property set amidst tropical palms and inviting gardens. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, fitness center, three restaurants and a business center. Once completed, the hotel’s ballroom addition will add 8,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space to its current 20,000. The hotel is owned by Hanalei Associates, LLC and managed by Multi-Ventures, Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
  • The Crowne Plaza Fullerton is a 252-room property made up of a six-story tower and three-story courtyard building. Located southeast of Los Angeles in the center of North Orange County, the hotel offers 15,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space that surrounds a beautiful courtyard with a bougainvillea-covered gazebo and outdoor pool & spa. The hotel also offers a restaurant, fitness center and business center.  The Crowne Plaza Fullerton is owned and managed by Huoyen International, Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Crowne Plaza San Diego
(formerly Red Lion Hanalei Hotel)
 2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, California 
Each property offers THE PLACE TO MEET, a comprehensive meetings package to ensure a seamless planning process and exceptional meeting experience. The program consists of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Meetings Daily Debrief. 

The hotels also implemented the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage, encompassing 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  
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,800 hotels and more than 563,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG 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 33 million members worldwide.


Monica Smith
Media Relations
 Direct Line: 770 604 5562


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