InterContinental Hotels Group Selects Cloud-based MICROS Simphony for Next-Generation Point-of-Service for its UK Properties

    InterContinental Hotels Group Selects Cloud-based MICROS Simphony for
            Next-Generation Point-of-Service for its UK Properties

PR Newswire

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2013

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), the
leading provider of technology solutions for the hospitality and retail
industries, is pleased to announce that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
has selected the cloud-based MICROS Simphony Enterprise Solution as its next
generation point-of-service solution for 61 UK hotels.

Having worked with MICROS technologies for many years, IHG decided to upgrade
to MICROS Simphony, a cloud-based enterprise point-of-service solution that
offers full support to multi-property hotel chains.

The solution, hosted in MICROS's datacentres, allows IHG to eliminate the
costs involved in buying and maintaining hotel-based server hardware, while
also ensuring optimum performance at all times of the day or night in every
hotel across its managed estate.

IHG will also benefit from centralised management tools. Prices can be updated
instantly across every property at the touch of a button, while improved
business intelligence capability will provide consolidated reporting for all
of the hotels, ensuring that food and beverage sales can be tracked, monitored
and analysed. A single, centralised database provides support for customer
relationship management and intelligent promotions and targeted marketing. 

Jonathan Edwards, Technology Operations Director, UK&I at InterContinental
Hotels Group, stated: "MICROS Simphony offers significant benefits to our
business. We were keen to move to a hosted solution and MICROS was able to
provide the system to achieve that, while also providing us with the
centralised reporting that we require to analyse sales across all of our
restaurants and bars. By standardising our systems and business processes, we
will be able to realise opportunities for revenue growth and improve the
offerings that we deliver to our guests."

Frank Ward, Chief Executive Officer, MICROS Systems UK, stated, "We are
delighted to strengthen and expand our long-standing partnership with the
InterContinental Hotels Group. MICROS is deeply committed to innovation, and
this project is a fine example of how we work with our customers to deliver
the products and services to meet their needs as their business evolves."

For more information please contact:
MICROS Systems UK Limited
Sarah Clelland
+44 (0)1753 871494
+44 (0)7957 680114

About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and
retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently
installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos,
leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries,
and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management
systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the
brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 26,000 hotels worldwide, as well as
point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its
MICROS-Retail division for more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS
stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

About InterContinental Hotel Group
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global
organisation 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®,
EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club®
Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme 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.

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