Crowne Plaza Conversion Opens in Tulsa, Okla.

Upscale hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space and ballrooms for large and small events and conferences.

September 17, 2012 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza Tulsa, Okla. The eleven-story, 286-room hotel underwent a conversion from a Hilton and features newly redesigned guestrooms and public spaces.

Located at 7902 South Lewis Ave., the Crowne Plaza Tulsa – Southern Hills is conveniently located close to the Creek Turnpike, U.S. Highway 75 and Interstate Highway 44. Nearby businesses include Direct Energy, CitiPlex Towers, ENGlobal, LynnCo, Valerus, T.D. Williamson, Inc., Zurich Insurance Group, ConocoPhillips, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway and Oral Roberts University. The Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, ranked one of the top hospitals in Oklahoma, is also nearby.

For travelers who want to experience Tulsa’s entertainment and recreational activities, the hotel is near the Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks Riverwalk Crossing, Tulsa Hills Shopping Center, River Spirit Casino, Southern Hills Country Club and Turkey Mountain that has hiking and biking trails.

“We’re pleased to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the Tulsa area, especially in such a convenient location for business travelers," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, IHG. "There are several major employers in the area that will benefit from the meetings-savvy products and services that only a Crowne Plaza can provide."

The hotel features 13,000 square feet of meeting space with five total ballrooms. The space can be configured into as many as six meeting rooms for smaller meetings. The Crowne Plaza offers a signature comprehensive meetings program that ensures a seamless planning process and an exceptional meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, a Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meetings Debrief.

“A significant investment is being made to make the hotel ready for business and leisure travelers who expect an upscale Crowne Plaza experience,” said Felicia McGee, general manager. “The hotel is great for business and leisure travelers with upgraded guestrooms and amenities that provide a comfortable, relaxing stay.”

The Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills boasts 286 guestrooms, including one presidential suite and six junior suites. Guests can take advantage of a variety of amenities, including complimentary wireless Internet in guest rooms, king beds with pull-out sofas, a fitness center, business center and an all-seasons indoor pool.

The hotel’s food and beverage offering includes Legends Grill; a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast, the Legends Grill features a buffet and made-to-order eggs and omelets. The Falls Lounge offers dinner and cocktails. Other amenities include onsite complimentary parking and complimentary shuttle service.

The Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills is independently owned by McSam Hotels and operated by Packard Management Group, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group. To make a reservation, call 1-877-2-CROWNE or go to www.crowneplaza.com.

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards; the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program has 67 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s nearly 4,500 hotels worldwide.

About Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

As part of the IHG global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand located in nearly 60 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale hotel brand in the world, Crowne Plaza was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry's top-growing brands, and travel buyers rated Crowne Plaza as the top upscale/select-service brand in Business Travel News' 2011 U.S. Hotel Chain survey. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveler who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com or call 1-800-2CROWNE. Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.

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 67 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 666,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate 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.

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, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

Media Contacts:

Sherry Telford
IHG
sherry.telford@ihg.com
70-604-2613

Caroline Huston
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
caroline.huston@ihg.com
770-604-2495

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