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  Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash Opens, the Former
Clarion Is Owned and Managed by Trivedi & Sons 
ATLANTA (July 24, 2007) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today that the Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash has recently opened. The 200-room conversion property is owned and managed by Trivedi & Sons, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
“This property offers access to many of the Queen City’s key locations, making it attractive to business and leisure travelers,” said Kevin Kowalski, senior vice president, Worldwide Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled about our new presence in the Cincinnati market and look forward to serving the needs of our customers.” 
The hotel is conveniently located close to Kenwood Town Centre.  Major businesses such as Coca-Cola, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., Procter & Gamble, GE and Ford Motor Co. are also located nearby.  The hotel is within driving distance of downtown, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Kings Island and the Cincinnati Zoo.  
The Crowne Plaza Cincinnati Blue Ash will feature the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas.  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.
Also consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel offers 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 hotel currently offers 13,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space.
The hotel offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, complimentary shuttle service, and a business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the hotel’s guestrooms and meeting rooms. 
The property is located at. 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. The hotel was formerly a Clarion.
Crowne Plaza was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry’s top growing brands. As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has more than 275 hotels in 48 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. 
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 3,700 hotels and more than 558,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. 

Joel Wascher
Corporate Communications
(770) 604-8633

Also See: Thompson Calhoun Fair, LLC, Brokers Sale of Clarion Inn & Suites Blue Ash in Cincinnati and the Homegate Studios in San Antonio / March 2004


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