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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

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Crowne Plaza

An upscale brand in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations offering business travellers high levels of comfort, service and amenities

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Crowne Plaza has the most hotels in the development pipeline of any upscale brand globally - we're opening around 120 hotels over the next few years.

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386 hotels
110,992 rooms
97 hotels in the pipeline

Figures as at 30 June 2014

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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand currently located in over 60 countries around the world. Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium accommodation, designed for the discerning business and leisure traveller who appreciates simplified elegance combined with the practicality of the latest features, as well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed internet access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities.

47,926 rooms
183 hotels
16 hotels in the pipeline

  • Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Colonial Country Club and the PGA TOUR announced a new six-year title sponsorship agreement beginning in 2007. The sponsorship made Crowne Plaza the first hotel brand to title sponsor a PGA TOUR golf tournament.

Figures as at 30 June 2014

Our history

1983

The first Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza opens in Rockville, Maryland, US.

1994

Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is established as a separate brand in the Americas.

1995

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts launches new Internet site featuring virtual reality technology.

1999

Crowne Plaza opens first European resort in Madeira, Portugal.

2002

“The Place to Meet” campaign is launched, establishing the brand as the ideal hotel choice for small to mid-sized business meetings.

2004

Introduction of the “Sleep Advantage” program to all hotels in North America – an industry leading approach to ensure that guests experience a good nights sleep.

2005

Introduction of the “Body and Soul” health-focused in-room dining concept across all hotels in Australia and New Zealand.

2007

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts opens the Crowne Plaza The Place to Meet Island in Second Life to meet the need for private, independent meeting spaces in the virtual world.

2008

Nine co-branded ANA Crowne Plaza hotels in Japan by the end of 2008.

Crowne Plaza Beijing Zhongguancun opens as IHG's 100th hotel in China.

2009

First Crowne Plaza signed in Taiwan – Crowne Plaza signed in Taiwan – Crowne Plaza Zaohsiung E-Da World.

Crowne Plaza expands to Portugal and France

Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon wins Best Hotel of the Year award at the fifth Hotel Investment Conference for South East Asia (HICSA)

2010

Crowne Plaza becomes the 'Official Partner of BMW Motorsport', expanding the original UK sponsorship to a global partnership

Crowne Plaza extends its title sponsorship of the PGA TOUR's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial to 2015. IHG also becomes the official hotel and resort partner of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour

The first Crowne Plaza hotels open in Copenhagen and Bangkok

2011

IHG signs nine Crowne Plaza properties in Europe

Last updated 07 August 2012

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