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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Puts Comedy On The Menu With First Room Service Comedian

April 19, 2012 // Franchising.com // The newly opened Hotel Indigo Edinburgh will give guests the chance to book a live comedy act along with their food and drink when ordering room service this week, to celebrate the opening of the hotel.

From 19 – 21 April 2012, local award-winning Scottish comedian, Janey Godley, can be ordered to deliver a 10-minute stand up act to guests in their rooms.

Every Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from its local area to offer guests an individual experience. Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, is in the heart of the city’s comedy district, just along the road from ‘The Stand’ comedy club which features Fringe Festival comedians, along with the Phoenix and other pubs in nearby Broughton Street. Comedy is one of the themes, along with other local links, brought to life in the new hotel.

Janey Godley, a multi-award-winning Scottish comedian and a regular to the Scottish comedy circuit said: “I’ve done comedy acts in lots of different places but being part of a room service menu is a first for me! I love that people at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh can ring up to order their room service and then the next moment, I’ll be in their room telling jokes and doing my act. As a local comedian I think it’s great that guests can enjoy a bit of live comedy in the city that is home to the world-famous Fringe festival while they enjoy dinner and sip a glass of wine in the comfort of their own room.”

Dominic Kutschera, general manager, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh said: “Edinburgh plays host to the world’s largest arts festival every summer and as a result Edinburgh has become synonymous with comedy.. The festival theme is reflected throughout our hotel and we thought it would be fun to take this a step further by putting comedy quite literally on the menu.”

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh is the second Hotel Indigo to open in Scotland, alongside Hotel Indigo Glasgow and one of 11 set to open in Europe in the next three to five years. Hotel Indigo offers guests the individuality of a boutique hotel but with the benefits and reassurance of a big hotel company.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/hotelindigoeurope

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 63 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,400 hotels and more than 658,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.

IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 new people worldwide across its estate over the next few years and 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.

Contacts:

Alia Jamal
alia.jamal@hkstrategies.com
20 7413 3214

Abi Cocker
abi.cocker@hkstrategies.com
20 7973 4404

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