InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Launches Exclusive "Kitchen Passport" Culinary Experience For Influential Bloggers

   InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Launches Exclusive "Kitchen Passport"
                 Culinary Experience For Influential Bloggers

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta First of Four InterContinental Hotels to
Participate in Program

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2012

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --This fall InterContinental Hotels &
Resorts will issue an exclusive "Kitchen Passport" to a carefully curated
group of influential bloggers who will work alongside the brand's top
restaurant chefs and mixologists to craft new food and drink recipes for the
InterContinental Kitchen Cookbook iPad app. The all-new program, which will be
hosted at InterContinental Hotels in Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami, is yet
another way the hotel brand continues to elevate its world-class food and
beverage program, while offering users of its popular iPad app access to fresh
and inspiring recipes created by InterContinental Hotels' executive chefs from
around the world.

"InterContinental Hotels' world class food and beverage program features
signature bars and restaurants with exceptional menus that reflect the local
destination," said Jean-Pierre Etcheberrigaray, vice president of food and
beverage at IHG for the Americas. "Our new Kitchen Passport program will allow
a niche group of influencers to step behind our food and beverage curtain to
experience it firsthand and become 'In the Know' about the rich culinary
tradition of our hotels. The innovative recipes conceptualized during their
visits will not only be shared with their readers but also with other food
enthusiasts through our InterContinental's Kitchen Cookbook iPad app."

The InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is the first of the four
InterContinental Hotels to host this experience. The property recently invited
Anne Dolce, cook editor of The Daily Meal to venture into the kitchen of its
restaurant Southern Art to develop new dishes with acclaimed chef and
restaurateur Art Smith. The culinaryduo worked together to create an
appetizer, entrée and dessert. These new dishes reflect the Southern-inspired
cuisine of the restaurant's menu, which is a blend of Smith's Southern cooking
heritage, true love for Southern comfort food and strong commitment to serving
traditional classics prepared with his light, modern approach. Dolce also
worked with resident mixologist Arianne Fielder at the InterContinental
Buckhead'sBourbon Bar to craft two specialty bourbon cocktails to complement
the dishes. The savory dishes and bourbon cocktails will be unveiled this
evening at an intimate tasting event and served as part of a special menu in
celebration of the one year anniversary of Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. The
recipes will be available for all to download and enjoy on the
InterContinental's Kitchen Cookbook iPad app mid-October.

In November, the InterContinental San Francisco will invite an influential
blogger to explore the culinary creations of its Michelin star recognized
restaurant Luce and libations at Bar 888, a grappa bar featuring a collection
of more than 140 bottles. While in San Francisco, this blogger will also work
with one of the esteemed mixologists at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San
Francisco's Top of the Mark Lounge to learn about the art of the martini by
handcrafting a specialty cocktail for the occasion. The Kitchen Passport
program will culminate in December at the InterContinental Miami's Toro Toro,
the latest edition to the InterContinental Hotels' repertoire of innovative
restaurant concepts. Set to open in late October, it  is award-winning chef
Richard Sandoval's newest restaurant and will offer a menu of creative small
plates informed by Hispanic cultures spanning the globe and an array of meats
cooked rodizio-style. It will also feature a buzz-worthy bar that specializes
in craft cocktails made with ultra-premium Latin spirits, as well as a special
bar menu.

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 169 hotels located in more than 60
countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At
InterContinental Hotels, we believe that superior, understated service and
outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the
genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the
most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what's special
about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic
experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more
information, visit www.intercontinental.com,
https://twitter.com/InterConHotels or
http://www.facebook.com/intercontinental.

Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global
organization with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels &
Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels
and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as
well as our two newest brands, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG
also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel
loyalty program with over 67 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than
666,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than
1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000
people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is
incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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Contact: Kristal McKanders, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts,
+1-770-604-2082, kristal.mckanders@ihg.com
 
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