IHG Announces Crowne Plaza Opening at Cleveland Airport

238-room property brings over 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to area

January 24, 2008 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms, announced today that the 238-room Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport (US) is open and accepting reservations.

"We are pleased to welcome our second Crowne Plaza hotel to the Cleveland market," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. "Our business guests will appreciate the hotel's 16,000 sq.-ft. of flexible meeting space, and leisure guests will enjoy the close proximity to Cleveland's sport, entertainment and business venues."

The hotel is conveniently located near the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, Interstate 71, Interstate 480, and the Ohio Turnpike (Interstate 80). Nearby attractions include the International Exposition Center; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds; Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians; Quicken Loans Arena, home to the Cleveland Cavaliers; Cleveland Browns Stadium; and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The hotel is also within driving distance to several key businesses, including NASA Glen Research Center, Ford Motor Company and UPS.

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport features 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 over 16,000 sq.-ft. of flexible meeting space in 16 meeting rooms, including two tiered amphitheater rooms and the Grand Ballroom, which can host up to 800 guests.

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport has recently completed a property-wide renovation. The hotel offers an indoor pool, as well as a fitness center and business center. On-site restaurant Buccis, a steakhouse with an Italian influence, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

The Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport is owned and operated by Toledo Inns, Inc., under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

The property is located at 7230 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts participates in Priority Club Rewards. With more than 37 million members, Priority Club® Rewards is the first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program in the hotel industry. Winner of the 19th Annual Freddie Awards hotel loyalty "Program of the Year" and named "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World" three years running by Global Traveler magazine, Priority Club Rewards offers more sought-after benefits and the greatest ease of use of any hotel loyalty program.

Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's 3,800 hotels worldwide.

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 nearly 300 hotels in 51 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit http://www.crowneplaza.com/ or call 1-800-2CROWNE.

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