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23 June, 2014

IHG Announces a New Holiday Inn Express® Hotel in Cabo San Lucas

Second IHG hotel for Cabo San Lucas deepens IHG’s growth in Mexico

 

CABO SAN LUCAS, B.C.S. – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] recently announced the opening of its second property in Cabo San Lucas - the Holiday Inn Express® Cabo San Lucas hotel, a beautiful property with 94 rooms. Convenient for both business and leisure travel, this addition to IHG’s Cabo San Lucas hotels is in the heart of the commercial and tourist areas, less than five minutes from the Marina Cabo San Lucas – home to numerous sports and recreational attractions - and just a short distance from the Benito Juarez International Airport.

“Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s premier travel destinations especially for golf and fishing activities,” said Gerardo Murray, vice-president, distribution and commercial marketing, Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean, IHG. “We are excited to grow the IHG brand here and now have over 120 IHG hotels in Mexico with more than 30 in the pipeline.”

With an investment of more than six million dollars by the ownership, Fornix, SA de CV, the hotel is 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.

The hotel offers guests a comfortable, affordable stay with innovative, preferred-guest upgrades to ensure a pleasurable experience with amenities that include a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a business center. The complimentary Desayuno Express bar features a full range of breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, pastries, yogurt, fruit, juices, regional dishes, and coffee. Guest rooms will feature contemporary styling, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™ Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod. Upgraded 100 percent cotton terry towels and bath products are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection, where they will find crisp, fresh bedding that features an attractive decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count sheets.

Owned and managed by Fornix, SA de CV., the Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas hotel is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Express brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Brand Family participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, 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 4,700 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn Express® Hotels
Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers.  Fresh, clean and uncomplicated, Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and leisure travelers.  Guests Stay Smart® at Holiday Inn Express hotels where they enjoy a free hot Express Start™ Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only).  There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe.  For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, visit www.hiexpress.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/hiexpress or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnexpress.

Media Contacts:
Dolores Ávalos Raz Guzmá, Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa, davalos@avalosyasociados.com, 5251-5247 ó Cel. 55-3707-1713
Edilia Larios Aguilar, Ávalos Asociados, Comunicación Corporativa, elarios@avalosyasociados.com, 5251-5247

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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