InterContinental Hotels & Resorts scoop five awards at World Travel Awards

January 12, 2012 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels & Resorts took home five awards at 2011 World Travel Awards in Doha, Qatar, including World’s Leading Hotel Brand for the third consecutive year.

The brand was also voted World’s Leading Business Hotel Group, Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand, Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel Brand, and England’s Leading Conference Hotel for InterContinental London Park Lane.

Simon Scoot, Vice President, Global Brand Management, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts says, “We are honoured to receive these awards as they represent the views of our peers in the global hospitality industry, as well as our guests.

“For InterContinental, the awards provide us with recognition of our distinctive ‘In the Know’ experiences, which help leisure and business guests discover the local secrets of each destination they find themselves in.”

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has presence in more than 60 countries, with local knowledge that comes from over 60 years of experience. The first hotel brand to offer global destination-specific concierge websites and videos, guests can enjoy a richer travel experience by tapping into the collective knowledge of InterContinental Concierge Teams in more than 120 destinations.

Hailed as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards nominations in 2011 featured more than 5,000 companies across 162 countries. The winners were selected by more than 210,000 industry professionals and consumers worldwide.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation operating seven 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 programme with over 61 million members worldwide.

IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 666,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.

IHG is committed to gender balance throughout its business. We aspire to continue retaining a minimum of 25% female representation on the Board.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihgplc or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

Media Contact:

Joanna Cheok
IHG Global Communications
+44 1895 512 112
joanna.cheok@ihg.com

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