Hotel Indigo(R) Partners With Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone to "Talk Food" and Find the Best Local Dishes Across America

Boutique hotel brand invites locals to share their favorite neighborhood dish and enter for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime foodie experience

ATLANTA, July 27, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Hotel Indigo®, the local neighborhood expert in food and cultural experiences, is "talking food" with celebrity chef Curtis Stone and asking consumers about their favorite neighborhood foodie finds with the launch of its "Locals Know Best – Dish on the Dish" campaign. From today through Oct. 15, 2011, foodies across America can enter for the chance to win a VIP trip for two to New York City to experience some of the most diverse food neighborhoods and dishes in the country.

"I love finding out what's unique and special about each city I travel to and being a chef, hidden local foods and flavors are at the top of my list," said Stone. "Being exposed to new and different dishes that reflect the local community really brings a destination to life. I'm excited to partner with Hotel Indigo to discover some of the best neighborhood dishes around the country and meet the locals who know them best."

Stone will be hosting "Locals Know Best – Dish on the Dish" events this summer in Nashville, Tenn., San Antonio and New York City. Consumers will have the chance to meet Stone at each Hotel Indigo property and tell him personally why they believe their favorite dish is the best in the nation. Visit www.Facebook.com/HotelIndigo for complete information about these local events and to enter the "Locals Know Best – Dish on the Dish" promotion.

"We all love food and one of our big passions at Hotel Indigo is not only to provide our guests with a great bar and really good food, but to also share with them the fantastic variety of food that our neighborhoods have to offer," said Mary Dogan, director, Americas Brand Management, Hotel Indigo. "We're always seeking out new experiences, so we want to hear from consumers – the best local experts around – about their favorite neighborhood dishes."

At Hotel Indigo, neighbors and hotel guests eat, drink and enjoy homemade, locally-inspired dishes and traditional favorites. Served with a twist in a stylish space, menu and bar items feature locally-sourced seasonal ingredients brought to the table in partnership with a network of vendors, from farmers and bakers to brew masters and coffee roasters. By the end of 2012, Hotel Indigo properties in key priority markets in the Americas as well as all new hotels will feature one-of-a-kind neighborhood restaurants that are committed to using fresh, seasonal ingredients that support local business providers.

For complete rules and entry details, visit www.Facebook.com/HotelIndigo.

About Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is an upscale boutique brand that delivers a refreshing and inviting guest experience that is truly reflective of the local community. From the locally-inspired murals to the renewal program where the images, music, scent, and menu items change throughout the year, Hotel Indigo delivers a vibrant, engaging and genuine boutique experience that gives guests the confidence to step out and explore the local neighborhood. Each Hotel Indigo property is unique and designed to reflect the local culture, character and geography of the surrounding area while brand hallmarks ensure consistent and reliable service from location to location.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.hotelindigo.com, Find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/hotelindigo or Facebook www.Facebook.com/hotelindigo.

About Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone is a renowned chef, best-selling author, TV personality and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. As the resident chef at NBC, Curtis can be seen on the hit series The Biggest Loser and as a regular contributor on The Today Show. He recently appeared as host of the reality competition series America's Next Great Restaurant and the third season of Top Chef Masters on Bravo.

Curtis was the first chef to have an eponymous product line sold at the prestigious retailer Williams-Sonoma in the US. His sleek and eco-friendly Kitchen Solutions are sold globally and have been praised in a variety of publications, including The New York Times and O: The Oprah Magazine. Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood, Curtis' fourth book, was published by Clarkson Potter in April 2009 and is packed with easy-to-make recipes for every meal of the day.

Notes to Editors:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with 58 million members worldwide.

IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 652,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.

IHG has more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people 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.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at http://www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards program at www.priorityclub.com. For our latest news visit www.ihg.com/media, Twitter www.twitter.com/ihgplc or YouTube http://www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

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