IHG® Announces Real InterContinental® Santo Domingo Hotel Groundbreaking

  IHG® Announces Real InterContinental® Santo Domingo Hotel Groundbreaking

            New Property Expands IHG’s Portfolio in the Caribbean

Business Wire

MIAMI -- October 17, 2013

IHG^® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is proud to announce the groundbreaking
on a 20-story, 225-room InterContinental^® hotel located in the Piantini
neighborhood of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Real Hotels &
Resorts, a hotel division of Salvadorian-based Grupo Poma, will own the new
development and invest US$70 million in the project.

IHG breaks ground on the 225-room Real InterContinental® Santo Domingo hotel
(Photo: Business Wire)

IHG breaks ground on the 225-room Real InterContinental® Santo Domingo hotel
(Photo: Business Wire)

“There is significant demand for upscale internationally-branded properties in
Santo Domingo, and we look forward to bringing the InterContinentalbrand to
life in this city,” said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, IHG, the
Americas. “The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist and business
destination, making this an ideal location to add a new InterContinental
Hotels & Resorts property.”

Scheduled to open in 2015, the Real InterContinental^® Santo Domingo hotel
will be located on the Avenida Winston Churchill next to the Acropolis, a
popular shopping center with luxury restaurants, shops and a sophisticated
nightlife district. An upscale residential neighborhood with several
apartments and office towers are also nearby. The hotel will appeal to local
residents and international travelers alike with a stylish lobby bar
atmosphere and various restaurants, meetings rooms, business center, an
outdoor pool, fitness center and spa.

This development further strengthens IHG’s relationship with Grupo Poma, owner
of seven InterContinental hotels throughout El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,
Costa Rica and the InterContinental at Doral Miami. The Real InterContinental
Santo Domingo will be the third IHG-branded property in Santo Domingo already
home to a Crowne Plaza^® hotel and a Holiday Inn^® hotel.

“We are delighted to expand the InterContinental brand in this region,” said
Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and Caribbean,IHG. “This
marks our eighth project with Grupo Poma, and we look forward to continued
opportunities that further strengthen our longstanding relationship with

“We have had an excellent relationship with IHG and its brand family,” said
Ricardo Poma, president of Grupo Poma. “The InterContinental hotel brand is
synonymous with international luxury and offers guests enriching experiences
that appeal to both leisure and business travelers, which is ideal for this
particular project.”

The world’s first truly global hotel brand, the InterContinental Hotels &
Resorts brand was established in 1946 in Brazil and has had a continuous
presence in Latin America, leading the region with its international appeal.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts strives to provide its guests with an
experience that is unique to each destination and prides itself on maintaining
uncompromised global standards and respect for the heritage of the communities
each hotel calls home.

IHG has 18 InterContinental hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean,
and has been serving Latin America for 67 years. With hotels situated in
nearly every key market throughout the region, IHG has 78 hotels in Central
and South America and the Caribbean. The scale and diversity of the IHG family
of brands means that its hotels can meet guests’ needs whatever the occasion.
The new hotel will participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG^® Rewards
Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program with over 74
million members is free to join and guests can enroll at IHGRewardsClub.com,
by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s
more than 4,600 hotels worldwide.

About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts:

The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has 170 hotels located in more
than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of
experience. As a brand, 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 ihg.com/intercontinental,twitter.com/InterConHotels

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global
organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo® Hotels, Crowne Plaza® Hotels
& Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels,
Staybridge Suites® Hotels, Candlewood Suites® Hotels, EVEN™ Hotels and
HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty
program with over 74 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in
July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for
Elites across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 678,000 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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