IHG Welcomes a New Staybridge Suites® Hotel in Houston

Property Opening Adds to Brand's Growing Portfolio in Texas

September 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], announces the opening of the Staybridge Suites® Houston NW Willowbrook hotel, located just off Highway 249. With this addition to IHG's Houston hotels, there are now more than 30 Staybridge Suites hotels in Texas, with over 15 hotels more in the pipeline. Recently, the brand opened its 200th hotel in Denver, Colorado.

"We're very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook hotel to our quickly growing family of upscale extended stay hotels," said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® brands. "With more than 30 Staybridge Suites hotels in Texas, the state and specifically the Houston area, is a key development market for the brand. We are excited to offer Houston travelers another place to enjoy the home-like and community living experience that Staybridge Suites hotels offer."

The hotel is in close proximity to some of the area's prominent businesses and other enterprises – Noble® Drilling, Foxconn®, HP® as well as St Luke's Hospital and Methodist Hospital. The hotel – which converted to the Staybridge Suites brand following a $2 million renovation - is owned by Willowbrook Hospitality, LP and managed by DePalma Hotels and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.

"This is our first Staybridge Suites hotel, and we are excited to add the flag to our portfolio and grow the brand here in Houston," said Ashwin Patel, general manager, Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook hotel. "We look forward to providing a warm and home-like atmosphere for our guests, many of whom will be traveling to the Houston area for work with nearby companies and other business drivers located near the hotel."

The three-story Staybridge Suites Houston NW Willowbrook hotel features 77 well-designed spacious suites (a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). The new property offers exceptional home-like surroundings including complimentary amenities such as Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with Wireless Anywhere, daily hot breakfast, Laundry Room, Fitness Room, Pool, and a 24-hour Business Center, as well as access to The Pantry, the hotel's 24-hour convenience store. Guests can relax and mingle in the hotel's Great Room during The Social evening receptions, held each Tuesday through Thursday, offering complimentary beer and wine and customizable entrées.

The Staybridge Suites brand is part of IHG's diverse family of brands, which operate in nearly 100 countries and territories and are designed to meet the needs of guests for any occasion. The Staybridge Suites brand participates in IHG's hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry's first and largest hotel rewards program is free to join by enrolling at IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the IHG® app, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG's more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. Guests can also book a green stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

About Staybridge Suites Hotels

Staybridge Suites® is an innovative, all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests seeking a warm sense of community in a home-like environment that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations. The Staybridge Suites brand entered the extended stay segment in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Ga., opened. Since that opening, the Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with 200 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. There are more than 88 Staybridge Suites hotels in the pipeline, including nine outside of the Americas.

The Staybridge Suites brand is the winner of numerous awards in guest satisfaction and was named as one of the 'Top 10 Brands in Customer Satisfaction' globally by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) in Q3 and Q4 2013. The brand was named as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, one of an elite group of 50 U.S. companies named to the list.

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 & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 80 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 693,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

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
IHG
manjusha.sharma@ihg.com
(770) 604-8781

Lindsay Cameron
Staybridge Suites® Hotels
lindsay.cameron@ihg.com
(770) 604-8686

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