IHG Opens Holiday Inn® Mexico Buenavista Hotel in Mexico City

Latest IHG®-Branded Hotel Opens Following a Multi-Million Dollar Investment

October 21, 2013 - Mexico City, Mex. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Operadora ALRO, announced the opening of the 143-room Holiday Inn® Mexico Buenavista hotel in Mexico City to expand IHG’s family hotels in Mexico.

"This is IHG’s fifth opening in Mexico City this year, demonstrating the confidence that investors and franchisees have in our brand family," said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Marketing Strategic Services, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. "The convenient location of this newly renovated property makes it an excellent choice for travelers who visit Mexico City for business or leisure."

The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion. The modern and avant-garde design was created by architects Enrique Belmont and Luis Enrique Becerra, also responsible for construction. The hotel is located in Mariano Azuela 12, just a short distance from The Chopo Museum and the Palace of Fine Arts in downtown Mexico City and opens following $9 million in renovations by the ownership. Further renovation plans include the addition of a new building adjacent to the hotel featuring two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 300 people each. The new building is slated to open before mid-2014.

Holiday Inn hotels feature a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend forward and comfortable. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with pillows that come in two comfort levels: "soft" and "firm." The residential design includes business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic workstation and data ports with the bathrooms including a multifunctional showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and Bath and Body Works White Citrus bath products. Additionally, each room has standard Holiday Inn guestroom accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. The hotel is equipped with complimentary wireless internet access, 32" flat screen television and a radio-alarm clock with support for audio. Other amenities include a restaurant with a terrace featuring international and Mexican specialty cuisine and a lobby bar. Room Service Right … On Time™, at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are accurate and delivered on time, every time. The fifth floor is exclusively reserved for IHG® Rewards Club members and will offer direct access to the swimming pool and fitness center.

The Holiday Inn Mexico Buenavista hotel has been designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind, the largest of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotel will feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

The hotel owned and managed by Operadora ALRO, is franchised by an affiliate IHG. Holiday Inn hotels participate in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program with over 74 million members is free and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 01-800-000-0404 or by inquiring at any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn Hotels

With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn® brand is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. The Holiday Inn brand 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, Kids Eat Free and Kids Stay Free programs, and KidSuites rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort hotel demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as "America’s Favorite Hotel." For more information about the Holiday Inn brand and Holiday Inn Resort brand, including IHG’s vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.ihg.com/holidayinn. Find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.

About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels, Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 74 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 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.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

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