IHG Opens Its Second Hotel in Ecuador

  IHG Opens Its Second Hotel in Ecuador

   Holiday Inn^® Guayaquil Airport Hotel marks first IHG^®-branded hotel in
                                  Guayaquil

Business Wire

MIAMI -- June 27, 2013

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the
world’s largest hotel companies, today announced the opening of the 122-room
Holiday Inn^® Hotel Guayaquil Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The seven-story
new-build hotel is adjacent to the José Joaquín de Olmedo International
Airport,and is the second IHG^®-branded hotel for Ecuador, with the first
being the Holiday Inn Express^® Quito, located in Ecuador’s capital city of
Quito.

Holiday Inn(R)Guayaquil Airport Hotel marks first IHG(R)-branded hotel in
Guayaquil and second hotel ...

Holiday Inn(R)Guayaquil Airport Hotel marks first IHG(R)-branded hotel in
Guayaquil and second hotel in Ecuador. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The addition of the Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport hotel is in line with IHG’s
strategy to expand our portfolio in all key markets across the region,” said
Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG.
“Guayaquil is an ideal location as it attracts both business and leisure
travelers. We are also excited to partner with BPO Asesores Empresariales S.A.
on this property and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.”
The ownership recently announced plans for the Holiday Inn Quito Airport
hotel, scheduled to debut in 2016.

Guayaquil is Ecuador’s main port and economic hub. The city boasts significant
regional influence in commercial, financial and cultural activities, is an
important center for Ecuador's manufacturing industries and home to key
business enterprises. The hotel is also close to the city’s convention center
and main business area.

“We are thrilled to have opened a Holiday Inn in such a wonderful city,” said
Gerardo Murray, vice president, Marketing Strategic Services for Mexico, Latin
America and Caribbean, IHG. “Guayaquil lures both business and leisure
travelers alike, and the hotel's proximity to thecity’s convention center,
downtown, main business area and shopping venues make it ideal."

The new hotel will be designed in line with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1
billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality
history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency
across the global portfolio. The hotel will feature a contemporary image with
emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and
a redesigned logo and signage.

“The Holiday Inn brand attracts the precise demographic we are seeking for the
hotel in Guayaquil,” said Juan Carlos Santos of BPO Asesores Empresariales
S.A. “Since the city is the country’s main business hub and the hotel is
located at the airport, the Holiday Inn brand, known for its comfort,
convenience and value, is a perfect addition to the area.”

Situated in the Kennedy Norte neighborhood, the Holiday Inn Guayaquil Airport
hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, business center, fitness center
overlooking the airport and city, lobby bar, eight meeting rooms with capacity
for over 200 people and free airport shuttle service. Just a short walk from
the airport, the hotel also features complimentary high-speed Internet, cable
TV, safe deposit facilities and mini bar. On the top floor overlooking the
city is the Executive Floor equipped with an exclusive front desk, lounge and
a VIP meeting room. The hotel’s culinary offering serves up a range of
regional dishes from the coast of Ecuador as well as select international
options at the ConneXion Bistro-Bar. The restaurant is open for breakfast,
lunch and dinner, and offers the Holiday Inn Best-4-Breakfast^® menu, with
signature items such as Rainforest Alliance™ Certified coffee, Cinnamon
Supreme French Toast™ and Skillet Inspirations™. Kids 12 and younger eat free
at Holiday Inn hotels when ordering from the kids’ menu in the hotel
restaurant and accompanied by a dining adult. Room Service Right … On Time™,
also at all Holiday Inn hotels, ensures that guests’ room service orders are
accurate and delivered on time, every time.

Holiday Inn hotels feature a residential atmosphere that is warm, trend
forward and comfortable. Guest beds are made using crisp, white bedding with
pillows that come in two comfort levels: “soft” and “firm.” The residential
design will include business-focused necessities such as an ergonomic
workstation and data ports with the bathrooms including a multifunctional
showerhead, as well as a signature shower curtain with curved rod, and
amenities. Additionally, each room will have standard Holiday Inn guestroom
accommodations – comfortable double, queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area
with a lounge chair, hairdryer, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron and ironing
board.

IHG has 42 Holiday Inn hotels and Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for more than 65
years. With hotels in nearly every key market throughout the region, IHG has
more than 75 hotels in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Holiday
Inn hotels participate in IHG’s hotel rewards program, Priority Club^®
Rewards, soon to be named IHG^® Rewards Club this July. The industry’s
fast-growing guest loyalty program with 73 million members is free and guests
can enroll by logging on at ihg.com/priorityclub, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or
by inquiring at any of IHG’s more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

About Holiday Inn hotels

With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, the Holiday Inn^®brand is the most widely
recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, the Holiday Inn brand was one
of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in
1984. The Holiday Inn brand provides the services that business travelers
need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax
and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools,
fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities
such as meeting and on-site business facilities, Kids Eat Free and Kids Stay
Free programs, and KidSuites rooms at every Holiday Inn Resort hotel
demonstrates the long-standing commitment of the Holiday Inn brand to serving
travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite
Hotel.” For more information about the Holiday Inn brand and Holiday Inn
Resort brand, including IHG’s vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club
Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or
visitwww.ihg.com/holidayinn. Find us on Twitter www.twitter.com/holidayinnor
Facebookwww.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.

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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