Second Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens in Pittsburgh

Renovated Hotel Offers Easy Access to Downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport

January 23, 2015 // // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 199-room Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel, following a $4 million renovation by the ownership. At the closest IHG full service hotel to Pittsburgh, guests will enjoy modern décor and a host of preferred amenities designed to cater to the modern day business traveler.

Guests at the Pittsburgh hotel will experience the Crowne Plaza brand's new "Always On" enhancements that are focused on connectivity, wellness and productivity. The 24-hour business center features U-Connect, the hospitality industry's leading business center solution while new technology offers single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords. The hotel also features an Energy Essentials Wellness Station with healthy snacks and drinks to help guests stay energized and balanced to perform at their best.

"We know our guests need to be productive when they're on the road for work," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, IHG. "Our guests are looking for a hotel that caters to their business needs so it's important that we provide an environment that enables them to focus on getting their work done."

Conveniently located off Interstate 376, the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree hotel offers a variety of dining options at the onsite restaurant, Bistro 401, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its guestrooms provide choice amenities including 42-inch flat screen HDTV's, Keurig Coffee Makers, iHome clock radios, Miwa contactless guestroom keys, evoking the most modern features of room locks and complimentary high speed internet access. Downtown Pittsburgh is only three miles away, and the hotel provides easy access to public transportation.

Business travelers can take advantage of the Crowne Plaza brand's reputation as the ideal choice for meetings and events. The hotel offers 11,700 square feet of flexible meeting space and the comprehensive Crowne Plaza meetings program, which includes a two-hour response guarantee to RFPs, a dedicated meetings director and a daily meeting debrief.

The hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® program, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services such as signature bedding, designated quiet zone floor and aromatherapy.
"We are very pleased to join the Crowne Plaza brand as one of the first hotels offering the newly designed guestrooms," said John Sharpe, the hotel's general manager. "The Crowne Plaza services and amenities we provide will position us as a top hotel for business travelers in the Pittsburgh area."

Crowne Plaza hotels participate in IHG's guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, which is the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with more than 79 million members. IHG® Rewards Club is free to join and guests can enroll at, 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. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests' needs whatever the occasion. Guests can also book a green hotel stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

About Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts

Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand located in nearly 65 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale full-service hotel brand in the world and one of the fastest growing, the Crowne Plaza brand has a solid foundation for future growth. The portfolio has doubled since 2003 to nearly 400 hotels, and the global pipeline has increased fourfold to almost 100 hotels. At Crowne Plaza hotels, we help our guests feel energized and productive, and our Sleep Advantage® program ensures our guests get a great night's sleep to power through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit or call 1-877-2CROWNE. Connect with us on Twitter: or Facebook:

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 82 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 697,000 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.

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SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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Kristal McKanders
Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
(770) 604-2082

Abby Jensen
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