IHG Army Hotels Portfolio To Reach 39 U.S. Military Installations

      IHG Army Hotels Portfolio To Reach 39 U.S. Military Installations

Global hotel company expands commitment to serving and giving back to military

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, May 1, 2013

ATLANTA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:
IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces
plans to expand its portfolio of IHG Army Hotels and celebrates its sustained
commitment to serving our military and communities through hospitality. IHG is
the exclusive hotel manager and operator of on-post lodging under the
Department of the Army's Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program, and will
add 18 U.S. Military installations to its portfolio. In total, there will be
76 hotels andmore than 11,000 guest rooms on 39 U.S. Military installations
upon completion of this third phase of the PAL program.

"We are honored to have been selected as a partner in the PAL program and hold
the unique position in the hotel industry to serve this special group of
guests, who have committed their lives to service and sacrifice for their
country," said Kirk Kinsell, president, the Americas, IHG. "Through IHG Army
Hotels, and the well-recognized Holiday Inn Express®, Candlewood Suites® and
Staybridge Suites® brands, we are able to deliver on-post the consistent,
high-quality stay experiences which guests around the world have come to trust
and expect from the IHG family of hotel brands."

The PAL program joins together IHG with the U.S. Army and Lend Lease, the
nation's leader in public/private community development, as the exclusive
asset manager, developer and design builder to deliver improved guest service
and quality of on-post lodging for Service Members, their families and all
government travelers.

Guests staying with IHG Army Hotels will enjoy complimentary breakfast, weekly
social activities and courtesy shuttle transportation. The HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
brand, well-known as the smart choice for savvy, value-conscious travelers, is
an offering that IHG will use for existing lodging facilities being converted
or retro-fit under the PAL program. Soon, IHG will introduce its all-suite,
extended stay CANDLEWOOD SUITES and STAYBRIDGE SUITES brands that will offer a
residential-style hotel with fully equipped kitchens and comfortable common

"We are privileged to partner with the U.S. Army and Lend Lease on the PAL
program to deliver IHG Army Hotels, which continues IHG's heritage of
innovative firsts in the hospitality industry. We have built our expertise,
and inspired the loyalty of millions of guests, through the management and
operation of strong hotel brands that continuously adapt to meet the evolving
needs of diverse guests," said Arthur Holst, vice president, Operations – IHG
Army Hotels.

IHG's global portfolio of nine hotel brands includes more than 4,600 hotels,
which are brought to life by talented people committed to a winning service
culture. With the growth of the IHG Army Hotels portfolio, IHG now directly
employs nearly 1,800 people at on-post lodging facilities in hospitality
management and staff positions. And, the continued growth of IHG's global
estate – with approximately 1,053 hotels in the development pipeline – creates
a need to fill 90,000 new job positions worldwide over the next few years.

"We provide more than comfortable and safe lodging on-post. As a leading
employer, we have the ability to create economic opportunity for people in the
communities where we operate. We hire, train and cultivate talented employees
empowered with skills to succeed in the hospitality industry," added Holst.

IHG operates in nearly 100 countries and territories, including the 24 U.S.
states and territories where IHG Army Hotels are located. This allows the
people of IHG to impact their communities positively through IHG-led programs
and by supporting other organizations with aligned values, including the IHG®
Academy Program, which is actively exploring options to raise awareness of
hospitality careers among veterans and enhance their employment prospects
through skills training, the Fisher House Foundation which donates "comfort
homes" to families whose loved ones are being treated at far-away military
medical centers – since the launch of the PAL program about $200,000 has been
raised to support local Fisher House programs located near IHG Army Hotels,
and Soldiers to Summits (S2S) non-profit – a No Barriers USA program – that
helps wounded service men and women overcome personal barriers.

For more information or to learn about career opportunities with IHG Army
Hotels, please visit IHGpal.com or IHG-veterans.jobs. To book a stay, please
visit www.IHGArmyHotels.com.

Guests staying on-post are eligible to earn points in IHG's loyalty program
Priority Club® Rewards, soon to be renamed IHG® Rewards Club and committed to
offering free guest Internet to Elite members beginning July 2013 and to all
members during 2014. To date, on-post guests have already been awarded 450
million Priority Club® Rewards points redeemable for future stays with IHG
Army Hotels or any IHG-branded hotel worldwide.

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 &
Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™
Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels and Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club®
Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 71
million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than
675,000 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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SOURCE InterContinental Hotels Group

Website: http://www.ihg.com
Contact: Suzette Meade, IHG, (770) 604-5793, suzette.meade@ihg.com; Monica
Smith, IHG, (770) 604-5562, monica.smith@ihg.com
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