August 19, 2008 // Franchising.com // Atlanta - Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts and Holiday Inn Express® are teaming up to help travelers forget their pain at the pump.
Just in time for Labor Day Weekend, guests can earn a $50 American Express® gas gift card - the equivalent to a full tank of fuel for most standard vehicles. The gift cards are available to new and existing Priority Club® Rewards (PCR) members who book and stay three consecutive nights at any Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express in the U.S. from Aug. 18 - Sept. 30, 2008 with a "Best Flexible Rate." To register for the offer; view complete terms and conditions; and sign-up for PCR, guests can visit www.holidayinn.com/freegas50 or call 1-888-4800-GAS (427).
And for tips on how to make the most of their free tank of gas, travelers can check out the popular travel Web series "The Smart ShowTM" (www.hiexpress.com/thesmartshow) by Holiday Inn Express. Each week, the show takes a look at a hot topic - such as rising gas costs - through the smart and clever lens of the Holiday Inn Express brand. In the Webisode titled "Free Gas: Weigh Your Trunk" (episode # 206), viewers learn quick tips and techniques for saving gas, as well as the truth about common fuel usage myths.
Emily Childs, IHG Corporate Communications, 770.604.2037 Jennifer Tolchin, Weber Shandwick, 212.445.8336
With nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and
comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, and the ability to earn Priority Club Rewards points that can be redeemed for great merchandise, airline miles or free room nights, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as "America's Favorite Hotel." For more information about Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit http://www.holidayinn.com/.
Holiday Inn 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" 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 nearly 4,000 hotels worldwide.
Holiday Inn Express is the modern hotel for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean 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, free local and 1-800 phone calls (US only) and the ability to earn Priority Club Rewards points that can be redeemed for great merchandise, airline miles or free stays in more than 3,800 hotels. There are currently more than 1,800 Holiday Inn Express locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit http://www.hiexpress.com/.
The $1 billion relaunch of the Holiday Inn brand family (comprising Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express and Express by Holiday Inn) will bring improved consistency and service levels, as well as a more contemporary brand image and identity, to almost 3,200 hotels worldwide. The global relaunch was announced in October 2007 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. As part of this process all Express by Holiday Inn hotels will become Holiday Inn Express properties to create global consistency. In the interim period as the hotels implement the relaunch both the existing and new Holiday Inn brand family identities will be used, as seen above. To find out more about the relaunch, click here to read the news release on our corporate website, or visit the site at www.ihg.com/corporate.
Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free, and 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. To participate in the promotion, simply register at www.priorityclub.com/2000 or call 888-560-5660 prior to staying at any global IHG location.
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, over 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 recognized 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 program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 39 million members worldwide.
IHG has more than 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 150,000 jobs worldwide 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.
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