ATLANTA - Guests who stay three consecutive nights at any one of IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] nearly 300 Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites extended-stay properties across the continental U.S. and Canada between now and July 31, 2008 will get a one free weekend day car rental certificate from Hertz®. Guests who stay six or more consecutive nights get two free weekend day certificates from Hertz.
Guests must register for the promotion via the hotel brand web sites at www.Staybridge.com/hertz or www.CandlewoodSuites.com/hertz and registrants must be members of IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club Rewards. Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free, and guests can sign up at http://www.priorityclub.com/ or by calling 1-888-211-9874. Members benefit from flexible features such as no points expiration, no blackout dates on reward nights and more redemption options than any other hotel loyalty program, including more than 500,000 lodging establishments worldwide - even our rivals' - through the industry-leading Any Hotel, Anywhere reward.
Priority Club Rewards members who stay at Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites and participate in the Hertz promotion will receive their free car rental certificates via mail approximately four to six weeks following their stay.
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended-stay guests. With 130 hotels open in the Americas, it is ideal for travelers seeking a residential-style hotel that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations. Amenities include: three suite types (deluxe studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/2 bath) with fully equipped kitchens, highly functional work areas, two-line speaker phone with voicemail and direct dial access and free high-speed internet access. Staybridge Suites offers free "Wireless Anywhere", complimentary daily deluxe breakfast buffet and evening Sundowner reception three days a week, and 24-hour business services featuring complimentary PC work stations and free Internet access. http://www.staybridge.com/
At nearly 170 properties located throughout North America guests find spacious studio and one-bedroom suites each with their own fully equipped kitchen, large workspace, overstuffed recliner, VCR and/or DVD and CD player and complimentary high-speed internet access. The complimentary fitness center and guest laundry are open around the clock, and the Candlewood Cupboard® is open 24 hours for snacks, refreshments, entrées and other necessities on the honor system. Candlewood Suites hotels offer guests all of this at a very comfortable price. http://www.candlewoodsuites.com/
The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), is the world's largest general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,100 locations in 147 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold®, NeverLost® customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses -- Hertz Equipment Rental -- offering a diverse line of equipment to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through more than 360 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 4,000 hotels and more than 590,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with over 37 million members worldwide.
IHG pioneered the travel industry's first collaborative response to environmental issues as founder of the International Hotels and Environment Initiative (IHEI). The environment and local communities remain at the heart of IHG's global corporate responsibility focus. IHG is the first major hotel group to have measured the environmental and carbon footprints of hotels that operate under our brands globally and is in the process of setting reduction targets.
With more than 1,600 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG needs to recruit around 150,000 people over the next few years to meet its global expansion plans.
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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