The InterContinental Montreal Joins With The Montreal Snow Village To Bring To Life "New York On Ice"

The InterContinental Montreal Joins With The Montreal Snow Village To Bring To
                            Life "New York On Ice"

PR Newswire

MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2013

MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The InterContinental® Montreal is
proud to join the Montreal Snow Village and Ice Hotel, a Nordic experience set
to dazzle and delight visitors looking for a unique adventure. The Village,
which is North America's first and only entire village made of snow and ice,
will officially open on Tuesday, January 22^nd in the city's Parc Jean
Drapeau. For 2013, the village's architects and sculptors are using the Big
Apple as inspiration for the village's setting, sculptures and decor.

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As the event's official hotel partner, the InterContinental Montreal will
promote packages with the Snow Village that include one night stay at each
property with breakfast and transportation. The Ice Hotel features 10 standard
rooms and 15 prestige suites, including five igloos. Each room is adorned with
a bed that sits on top of a base made entirely of ice. Thermal sleeping bags
provide the extra comfort and coziness needed to withstand the chilly room
temperature of 41 degrees Fahrenheit/5 degrees Celsius.

"The InterContinental Montreal has always demonstrated its innovative spirit
and interest in developing alliances with projects that match our passion in
providing guests with 'In the Know' experiences that showcase our city's local
and authentic flavors," said Bernard Chenevert, InterContinental Montreal
general manager.

As part of the affiliation, the InterContinental Montreal's Executive Chef
Matthieu Saunier will serve as the Snow Village's head chef and oversee the
delectable culinary creations at the Village's Pommery restaurant and
conference center. The Pommery restaurant will truly be an awe-inspiring
gastronomic experience where guests will dine on traditional Canadian cuisine
in a winter wonderland setting complete with tables and chairs made out of

With its natural light during the daytime and its architectural light effects
at night, visitors will have a unique Snow Village experience at any time of
day. Other main features of the Village include ice replicas of the famous
monuments and buildings of New York City, an ice bar with seating for up to
100 guests, an ice chapel for weddings and an igloo-shaped heated conference
center made of ice for corporate or private events.

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, or

About the Snow Village
The first and only village in North America made entirely of ice and snow, the
Snow Village is the place to go for a truly unique Nordic experience. From
family outings to outdoor activities to romantic getaways and even adventure
tourism, the Snow Village has something for everyone. In addition to its
Pommery Ice Restaurant, the Village boasts an ice hotel, heated outdoor Nordic
spas, bar, heated igloo conference center and even a chapel should the mood
strike. For more information, visit

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 69 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than
672,000 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.

Visitwww.ihg.comfor hotel information and reservations
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SOURCE InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Contact: Kristal McKanders, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts,, +1-770-604-2082; or Jaime Shulman, IHG Canada,, +1-416-675-6644 ext. 711
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