IHG® Announces Crowne Plaza® Lansing West Hotel has Opened
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IHG® Announces Crowne Plaza® Lansing West Hotel has Opened

Hotel Offers More Than 17,000 Square Feet of Flexible Meeting & Event Space

November 08, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza® Lansing West hotel following conversion renovations to the guest rooms, reception and entrances, funded by the hotel’s ownership.

Located at 925 South Creyts Rd. and just off of Interstate 496, the five-story hotel is surrounded by tranquil green spaces and close to a variety of shopping centers and local attractions. This Lansing hotel is conveniently accessible to Michigan State University, the Michigan State Capitol Building, the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the General Motors – Lansing Delta Township Assembly. Guests can take advantage of unique amenities such as nightly cookies and milk delivery to guest rooms, an indoor sports half-court, a 24-hour swimming pool and a game room, in addition to a well-equipped fitness and activity center.

"We’re pleased to bring this Crowne Plaza hotel to the Lansing area, especially in such a convenient location for business travelers," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Upscale Brands, IHG. "We know our guests need to be productive when they’re on the road for work, and our hotels offer the service and amenities that enable them to be successful."

The hotel has 212 guest rooms, including two Junior and two Premium suites. Additionally, travelers can take advantage of more than 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space which includes 15 meeting rooms and an 8,600-square-foot Royale Ballroom that can further be partitioned into additional meeting spaces to suit different occasions.

"We’re proud to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to Lansing," said Cindy Bowen, the hotel’s general manager. "Our hotel will now offer the Crowne Plaza comprehensive meetings program, which includes tools for successful meeting planning. This will help us better serve the businesses in the Lansing area, as well the businesses located just a short drive away in Detroit."

Guests can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public spaces as well as varied food and beverage options. The hotel has a new, vibrant dining experience in "Bordeaux," a full service restaurant with a wine room, full bar and three private dining areas, serving dishes with global influences, and "Cravings," a coffee and snack shop with a variety of locally-made snacks and beverages.

The hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® program, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones and aromatherapy.

Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza Lansing West hotel is one of several Crowne Plaza properties expected to open throughout the U.S. this year, including Stamford, Conn., Fullerton-Anaheim, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. The brand has also seen growth in top U.S. markets with recent openings in New York, Princeton, Downtown Detroit and Charlotte, N.C. With a quality global pipeline of nearly 100 hotels, the Crowne Plaza estate currently has more than 380 hotels worldwide. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion - from an award-winning InterContinental® hotel to a city-centre Holiday Inn Express® property.

The Crowne Plaza Lansing West hotel, owned and operated by Lake Country Corporation, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. To make a reservation, call 1-877-2-CROWNE or go to IHG.com/crowneplaza. The Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards® Club. The industry’s first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program with over 76 million members is free, and guests can enroll by logging on at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

About Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts

Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand located in nearly 65 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale full-service hotel brand in the world and one of the fastest growing, the Crowne Plaza brand has a solid foundation for future growth. The portfolio has doubled since 2003 to nearly 400 hotels, and the global pipeline has increased fourfold to nearly 100 hotels. At Crowne Plaza hotels, we help our guests feel energized and productive, with 24-hour business services, wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby, and fitness and leisure facilities. Our Sleep Advantage® program ensures our guests get a great night’s sleep to power through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.ihg.com/crowneplaza or call 1-800-2CROWNE. Connect with us on 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 organization with a broad portfolio of 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®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 76 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 679,000 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)

Media Contacts:

Manjusha Sharma
(770) 604-8781

Caroline Huston
Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
(770) 604-2495



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