IHG Launches New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Near Los Angeles

Conveniently Located Close To The North Hollywood Arts District

ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announced the opening of the new Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel. With the addition of this 80-room property, IHG now has five Holiday Inn Express hotels in the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas with an additional 19 Holiday Inn Express hotels in the pipeline for California.

Located at 11350 Burbank Blvd., the five-story hotel features 80 guest rooms and is close to the historical North Hollywood Arts District. The hotel is also just a short drive away from premier entertainment and shopping destinations such as Universal Studios Hollywood, Warner Bros Entertainment, Beverly Hills and The J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as key businesses such as the American Broadcasting Company, The Walt Disney Company and the National Broadcasting Company. Notable Hollywood attractions such as the Dolby Theatre – home to the annual Academy Awards®, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre are also easily accessible.

"Holiday Inn Express hotels are designed to be the smart choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn® Brand Family, IHG. "With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and 450 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value. We are proud to welcome this hotel into the Holiday Inn brand family with the brand-new sign and everything it represents."

"We are excited to be part of the Holiday Inn Express brand and grow the brand here in Hollywood," said Ben Hipoloto, general manager, Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel. "This is such a vibrant entertainment destination with many attractions, so this location is popular with travelers, and perfect for both business and leisure guests needs."

The Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel was designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind; the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort, and a redesigned logo and signage.

The new hotel offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free local phone and toll free phones with private voicemail and complimentary USA TODAY® newspapers. The hotel also features over 600 sq. ft. of meeting space.

The complimentary Express Start® breakfast bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, a 39-inch HD LED TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100 percent Arabica coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.

The Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood hotel, owned by Rajesh Patel and managed by Hollywood Stay Hotel, LLC, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY or by going to IHG.com/HolidayInnExpress. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that IHG can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion. All Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program. With more than 76 million members, IHG Rewards Club is free to join and guests can enroll at ihgrewardsclub.com, by downloading the IHG® app or by inquiring at the front desk of any of the more than 4,600 IHG hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members have access to free Internet globally.

About Holiday Inn Express® Hotels

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are a part of the IHG brand family and are the ideal choice for the smart traveler, offering them a great night’s rest while helping them be productive on the go. Fresh, clean, modern and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start® Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). Launched in 1991, the Holiday Inn Express® brand is one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the hotel industry, opening hotels at a rate of two per week on average' in the boiler plate.

There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information or to book a reservation, visit ihg.com/holidayinnexpress or call 1-800-HOLIDAY. Find us on twitter twitter.com/HIExpress or Facebook facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 77 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 687,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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