IHG Announces Holiday Inn Orizaba Hotel Opening

New Addition to Growing IHG-Branded Hotel Portfolio in Veracruz, Mexico

Orizaba, Ver. - 25 November, 2013 - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn® Orizaba hotel, bringing its total number of hotels in Veracruz to eight including: two Crowne Plaza® hotels, one Hotel Indigo® property, three Holiday Inn® hotels and one Holiday Inn Express® hotel.

"This market has vast potential and we are happy to grow the IHG brand family here," said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Strategic Marketing Services, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG. "The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion and the Holiday Inn Orizaba hotel is in the city center, so it’s conveniently located for both business and leisure travelers."

The hotel is located at Avenue Oriente 6 No. 892 Col. Centro, near local attractions such as the Iron Palace and the Mier y Pesado Castle. Decorated in a contemporary style, the hotel conversion, overseen by Constructora Guraieb and Associates, generated more than 370 employment opportunities.

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 & Body Works bath products. Additionally, each room features comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. The 103-room property which also includes a junior suite has one floor exclusively reserved for Platinum Elite IHG Rewards® Club members – IHG’s award-winning loyalty program.

Other amenities include three meeting rooms that can hold up to 180 people, a fully equipped fitness center, a heated swimming pool and covered parking with valet service. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s restaurant Los Ameyales which features a variety of cuisines and dining options from breakfast to dinner. 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 Holiday Inn Orizaba hotel was designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

Owned and managed by Operadora Decori Orizaba SA de CV., the Holiday Inn Orizaba hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. Holiday Inn hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program IHG® Rewards Club, the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with over 76 million members. Membership is free and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 01-800-000-0404 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or at any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion.

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®, 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

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