IHG issues statement on proposed legislation to allow U.S. businesses to refuse service

   IHG issues statement on proposed legislation to allow U.S. businesses to
                                refuse service

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2014

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG)
[LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today issued the following statement:

"IHG is a global hospitality company that prides itself on the diversity of
its guests, employees and business partners in nearly 100 countries.
Celebrating differences is one of IHG's core values and an integral part of
IHG's culture. IHG has regularly voiced support for equal treatment of the
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. As a result, we are
concerned by proposed legislation in a number of states that would allow
businesses to refuse service to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender guests
and customers. The negative effects of these proposals, if passed into law,
would be wide-reaching and significant for both businesses and individuals.
IHG opposes these proposals and adds its voice to those urging state officials
to reject them."

Notes to Editors:
About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global
organisation with a broad portfolio of 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
manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty
programme with over 77 million members worldwide.

The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for
members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns 4,700 hotels and 687,000 guest rooms
in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,100 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, 770-604-5793, suzette.meade@ihg.com
 
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