Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens in Annapolis, Maryland

Hotel in Maryland’s Capital City Dedicated to Modern Business Travelers

November 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the conversion of the 196-room Crowne Plaza® Annapolis hotel in Maryland, located a short distance from the United States Naval Academy and the Maryland State House. With over 10,000 square feet of meeting space across 10 meeting rooms, this hotel is ideal for hosting a wide range of events including casual meetings, large-scale conferences and gala-style social events.

Guests at this Annapolis hotel will experience the Crowne Plaza brand’s new “Always On” enhancements that are focused on connectivity, wellness and productivity. The 24-hour business center features U-Connect, the hospitality industry’s leading business center solution while new technology offers single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords. The hotel also features an Energy Essentials Wellness Station with healthy snacks and drinks to help guests stay energized and balanced to perform at their best.

Gina LaBarre, Vice President, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, IHG said: “The Crowne Plaza brand is all about making business travel work and we know our guests are looking for a hotel brand that caters to their business needs. We are confident the Crowne Plaza Annapolis hotel will provide our guests with the balance they are looking for to not only stay productive but also feel inspired and restored while traveling for business.”

The Crowne Plaza Annapolis hotel offers continental cuisine with a local Chesapeake flair at the on-site restaurant, Annapolis Bar and Grill. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy popular dishes including the Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. The hotel has four junior suites as well as three executive suites which offer a bar area, microwave and in-room refrigerator.

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 such as signature bedding, designated quiet zone floor and aromatherapy. Additionally, as a major draw for business travelers, the hotel offers the comprehensive Crowne Plaza meetings program, which includes a two-hour response guarantee to RFPs, a dedicated meetings director and a daily meeting debrief. Those in town for leisure can take advantage of a complimentary shuttle to downtown Annapolis to enjoy attractions like shopping, waterfront restaurants, the United States Naval Academy and Maryland State House.

Dorothy Paez, General Manager said: “The Crowne Plaza Annapolis hotel is located near many businesses in downtown Annapolis, making this property an ideal choice for business travelers. We look forward to welcoming our guests with the service and unique amenities they have come to expect at a Crowne Plaza hotel.”

The hotel, located at 173 Jennifer Road, is owned by Ashford Hospitality Trust and managed by Remington Hotels. The Crowne Plaza brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-2 CROWNE or by going to IHG.com/CrownePlaza. Crowne Plaza hotels participate in IHG® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll 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 4,900 hotels worldwide. The hotel also participates in IHG Green Engage® and offers unique programs to ensure sustainability.

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 more than 400 hotels, and the global pipeline has increased fourfold to almost 100 hotels. At Crowne Plaza hotels, we help our guests feel energized and productive, and our Sleep Advantage® program ensures our guests get a great night’s sleep to power through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visitwww.ihg.com/crowneplaza or call 1-877-2CROWNE. 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 organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 724,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 88 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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 and follow us on social media at: www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

SOURCE Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts

Media Contact:

Lindsay Cameron
Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
lindsay.cameron@ihg.com
+1(770) 604-8686

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