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5 June, 2014

Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens at Seattle Airport for Productivity-Minded Business Travelers

Upscale hotel has undergone nearly $9 million renovation

 

ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the conversion of the 260-room Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport hotel, following a significant renovation funded by the owner, Seatac Airport Hospitality, LLC. Located just one block from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the hotel features new Crowne Plaza features designed to empower ambitious career-focused travelers.

Guests at the Seattle-Airport hotel will be among the first to experience these new features, now rolling out at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas. 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, ensuring guests are “always on.”

“We know our guests need to be productive when they’re on the road for work," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza, IHG. "Particularly at an airport hotel, where guests often feel rushed and hurried, it’s important that we provide an environment that enables them to focus on getting their work done.”

The Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport hotel provides easy access for guests needing to catch a flight, whether via the walkable sky bridge or the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle, which runs every 20 minutes. Guests with meetings in Seattle or those who simply need a break from work can easily access the light rail station, located on the same block as the hotel, making travel into downtown a breeze.

Business travelers can take advantage of the Crowne Plaza brand’s reputation as the ideal choice for meetings and events. The hotel offers 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and the comprehensive Crowne Plaza meetings program, which includes a two-hour response guarantee to RFPs, a dedicated meetings director and a daily meeting debrief.

The $9 million in renovations include complete guestroom, guest bath and guest corridor renovations, as well as a completely new public space layout and interior design package. The hotel’s restaurant serves Pacific Northwest cuisine with signature menu items including Draper Valley Chicken Piccata, Northwest Blackened Salmon and certified Angus Beef.

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 zones on two floors and aromatherapy.

“We are very pleased to join the Crowne Plaza brand, which we feel is a strong fit for a growing international airport hub,” said Ken Stockdale, the hotel’s general manager. “The Crowne Plaza services and amenities we now provide will position us well to serve our share of the nearly 35 million passengers that pass through the Seattle airport each year.”

Crowne Plaza hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with more than 79 million members. IHG® Rewards Club is free to join 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 4,700 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 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, 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, visit www.ihg.com/crowneplaza or call 1-877-2CROWNE. Connect with us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.

Media Contact:
Caroline Huston, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts,
caroline.huston@ihg.com, +1(770) 604-2495

Notes to Editors:

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 nearly 79 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 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 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.

 

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