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$4 million Conversion Marks Crowne Plaza’s Fifth Hotel in Philadelphia Market

The Former Holiday Inn Select in Bucks County Is Owned and Managed by Hermani Hotels LLC

ATLANTA (May 14, 2009) - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Bucks County has opened, following $4 million in renovations to guestrooms and public spaces. 

The former Holiday Inn Select, located at 4700 Street Rd., Trevose, Pa., is owned and managed by Hermani Hotels LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. 

The Crowne Plaza is conveniently located just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 95 and state Route 1. Guests will be just minutes from local businesses, including General Electric, Verizon, International SOS and Catalent Pharma Solutions. Nearby leisure attractions include historic Philadelphia, New Hope, Peddler's Village, Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack, and Sesame Place theme park. 

"We're pleased to add to our portfolio of Crowne Plaza hotels in the Philadelphia area," said Gina LaBarre, Vice President, Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, the Americas. "With the conversion of this hotel to Crowne Plaza, we can provide our comprehensive meetings services to even more businesses in Philadelphia holding small and medium sized events." 

The six-story Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Bucks County offers 214 guest rooms. Guests have access to a variety of amenities including complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, fitness center, 24-hour business center, indoor swimming pool and complimentary shuttle to businesses within a five-mile radius. The hotel's restaurant, Brady's, serves relaxed American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a sports bar with more 30 beers on tap. 

The hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage®, 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 signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones, night lights, drape clips and amenities such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender spray. 

Also consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel offers a comprehensive meetings program 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 Daily Meetings Debrief. The hotel has nine meeting rooms with 5,500 square feet of flexible, upscale meeting space. 

Crowne Plaza was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry's top growing brands. As part of the IHG global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has more than 300 hotels in nearly 60 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit or call 1-800-2CROWNE. 

IHG has nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create around 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years. 


Caroline Sanfilippo
Brand Communications
 Direct Line: 770-604-2495


Also See: Hermani LLC Implements Aptech's Profitvue Back Office Accounting System for Multiple Properties; Effortless installation, ease of use enables more efficient accounting processes / April 2009
MeriStar Hospitality Completes Sale of Four Hotels for Aggregate $33.9 Million / January 2004



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