IHG Announces the Upcoming Opening of a Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites for Mont-Tremblant in Quebec

Hotel in Tremblant Pedestrian Village in Close Proximity to Numerous Ski Lifts

MONT-TREMBLANT, QC. – September 10, 2014 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the upcoming opening of a new Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites in Tremblant in time for the 2015 winter ski season. Expected to open early 2015 and following a $3.2 million investment by the ownership, this property is located in the heart of the Tremblant pedestrian village, conveniently accessible to numerous ski lifts, restaurants and shops. IHG currently has 14 hotels open in Quebec Province with two more in the pipeline.

Nearby attractions include the Mont-Tremblant Activity Centre, which offers everything from sleigh rides and snowmobiling in the winter to rock climbing and white water rafting in the summer, and world class golf courses such as Le Diable and Le Géant which are located within a short distance of the hotel.

Additionally, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant is also a gondola ride away and can even be reached on skis in the winter. Guests can enjoy Ziptrek Ecotours – a ziplining experience, allowing guests to come down the mountain on five ziplines, comprising nearly 4 km in length of suspended descent. Unparalleled views of the Laurentian Mountains and the diversity of the region's four-seasons have enabled it to play host to highly acclaimed major events such as the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, the Tremblant 24h of Skiing, The Wanderlust Wellness Festival as well as the Tremblant International Blues Festival. These events have earned The Tremblant Village to be named a place among the top 25 ski towns in the world, according to National Geographic.

Only a 90-minute drive from Montreal, the four-story, 141-room hotel includes a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool bath (open year round), fitness room, sauna and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Business travellers can take advantage of the Tremblant Convention Centre in the heart of the pedestrian village, located only 100 meters away from the hotel. Perfect for hosting meetings and conferences the centre offers 12 meeting rooms, an integrated business centre, and catering services.

"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 Core Brands & Brand Operations, IHG. "With more than 2,200 properties worldwide and nearly 500 more in the pipeline, the Holiday Inn Express brand portfolio continues to provide our guests with an enhanced-stay experience at a great value."

The Holiday Inn Express brand is one of the largest and fastest growing hotel brands in the industry, and in order to meet the ever-changing needs of its guest, IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand re-launch, the largest in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio, and new hotels feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

"Tremblant is a top resort destination and is located in the heart of its pedestrian village, giving unparalleled access to all the skiing facilities here", said Serge Dufresne, general manager, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tremblant. "We look forward to welcoming our guests with all the amenities and services that they have come to expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand."

The complimentary Express Start™ breakfast bar offers a full range of breakfast items, and now features healthy breakfast items, including Oikos yogurt, whole wheat English muffins, Special K cereal with red berries, new oatmeal flavors in cups, and a toppings bar - for yogurt, cereal and pancakes. Additionally, the breakfast bar continues to offer a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits, fruit, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll, and Smart Roast® coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100% 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 Hotel & Suites Tremblant, managed by Intrawest, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG's diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands participates in IHG's hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry's first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® App, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.

Tremblant – Take Me to the Top

Tremblant is a top resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, the Spartan Race, Wanderlust, 24h of Tremblant and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the top 10 most scenic ski resorts in the world, according to USA Today, in 2014. With family, friends or your sweetheart, Tremblant welcomes vacationers year-round, with 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants and boutiques and a Casino, all at nature's doorstep. High-resolution photos available on Flickr, videos on YouTube. Follow us at tremblant.ca, on facebook or on our blog for the latest about Temblant.

About the Holiday Inn Express® brand

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travellers. Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travellers. 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). There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.hiexpress.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.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 & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 80 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 693,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

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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