The Holiday Inn Resort® Brand Debuts in Grand Cayman
Beachfront resort in popular island destination will be 18^thproperty in
fast-growing Americas region portfolio
MIAMI -- June 12, 2013
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the
world’s largest hotel companies, today announces the latest addition to the
growing globalHoliday Inn Resort^®brand portfolio with the opening of the
Holiday Inn Resort^® Grand Cayman hotel. The property has 117-rooms and a
variety of beachfront amenities.
“We are thrilled tobringaHoliday Inn Resorthotelto one of the most
populardestinations in the Caribbean,” saidGerardo Murray, vice president,
Marketing Strategic Services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean,
IHG.“Adding thispropertyto our Holiday Inn Resortbrand portfoliois in
The Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman hotel is located just 15 minutes from Owen
Roberts International Airport, on the North Sound, and is in a convenient
location near many of Grand Cayman’s most tourist attractions including
Stingray City and Rum Point. Visitors can also access nearby Camana Bay and
George Town via the resort’s shuttle service which provides guests
complimentary transportation to anywhere within 5 minutes of the hotel.
“This new Holiday Inn Resort property will further bolster the strong presence
of the Holiday Inn^® Brand Family in the Caribbean while also enhancing the
travel experience of our guests,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president,
Brand Management, the Americas, IHG. “Grand Cayman is a family-friendly
vacation destination and a key location for the Holiday Inn Resort brand.”
Guests staying at the beautiful Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman beachfront
property can choose between one of the resort’s well-appointed spacious guest
rooms, or a suite that features a variety of breathtaking views of the
shimmering waters of the North Sound. The suites also offer extra living space
and amenities, such as a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, a living room, dining
room and an en-suite laundry. The resort is also ideal for meetings or special
events which can be hosted at the poolside covered patio, by the airy sandy
beach with pavilion or in a traditional meeting room.
“The Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman brings the total number of countries in
which IHG has a presence in Latin America and the Caribbean to twenty-one,”
added Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG.
"We are confident that it will be extremely well received by our guests, who
will appreciate our growing presence in this region.”
Additional amenities available for guests include a fitness center, tennis
court, swimming pool, beach volleyball court, golf course, business center,
wireless Internet, onsite dive shop, and complementary children’s activities.
The resort also offers an array of aquatic activities including onsite jet
ski, kayak and snorkeling rentals. Guests can indulge at the Blue Iguana Grill
and Lounge featuring classic Caymanian cuisine and refreshing cocktails and
The Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman, owned by The Grand Caymanian Ltd., and
managed by Crestline Hotels and Resorts is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
The Holiday Inn Resort brand participates in IHG's guest loyalty program,
Priority Club® Rewards soon to be named IHG^® Rewards Club this July. The
industry's first and largest guest loyalty program with 73 million members is
free, and guests can enroll online at IHG.com/priorityclub, via phone or by
inquiring at the front desk of any of the more than 4,600 hotels worldwide in
the IHG system.
About the Holiday Inn Resort® brand
With 35 properties worldwide, the Holiday Inn Resort brand offers family fun
and relaxation from a brand name guests know and trust. Located in some of the
world’s leading resort destinations, each property makes the most of its great
location and offers quality accommodations, facilities and activities, both at
the resort and in the surrounding areas. Activity options range across the
brand from swimming and snorkeling to hiking and skiing, so guests can be as
active as they like or simply relax in a comfortable and welcoming
environment. Guests enjoy amenities such as multiple restaurants, swimming
pools, fitness centers as well as tailored services for children such as
KidsSuites®, which are fun themed rooms for kids, and a Children’s Activity
Program. All Holiday Inn Resort properties also offer nightly on-site
entertainment from live bands and karaoke to comedy shows. For more
information about the Holiday Inn Resort brand or to book reservations, call
1-800-HOLIDAYor visit www.holidayinnresorts.com.
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®,
EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club®
Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 73
million members worldwide. The program will be renamed and relaunched as
IHG®Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than
674,000 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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