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Iconic InterContinental San Juan Completes US $22.25 Million Renovation

  Iconic InterContinental San Juan Completes US $22.25 Million Renovation

Business Wire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- March 20, 2014

InterContinental^® Hotels Group (IHG) (LON:IHG), (NYSE:IHG), (ADRs), one of
the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the completion of a US
$22.25 million renovation of the iconic, Morris Lapidus-designed
InterContinental San Juan, one of the Caribbean’s most recognized properties.
IHG is one of Puerto Rico’s pioneering international hotel companies and first
had a presence on the island in 1960.

Iconic Morris Lapidus-designed InterContinental® San Juan completes $22.25
million renovation. (Phot ...

Iconic Morris Lapidus-designed InterContinental® San Juan completes $22.25
million renovation. (Photo: Business Wire)

The hotel’s improvements will provide an outstanding experience and setting
for both business and leisure travelers. While guest rooms reflect a
harmonious combination of different tones of beige and blue symbolizing sand
and sea, the decorative accents and wood details evoke the emblematic colors
and architectural characteristics of Old San Juan. The public space areas
provide a warm and modern ambience for business meetings and leisure, and all
meeting rooms were refreshed with a look and feel consistent with the rest of
the resort featuring the newest digital signage with sleek design and
sophistication.

“Few properties in the region offer the combination of an oceanfront location
coupled with the business amenities featured at the InterContinental San
Juan,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “There is no
doubt that this one-of-a-kind property will continue to define hospitality on
the island of Puerto Rico and remain a key asset in the InterContinental^®
Hotels & Resorts portfolio.”

The AAA Four-Diamond InterContinental San Juan hotel’s renovation included
upgrades to its elegantly-appointed guest rooms and suites, lobby, meeting
rooms and the property’s common areas, bringing a fresh, new look to the
globally-renowned hotel. The property is located on two miles of pristine
white sand beach on Puerto Rico’s northern coast of Isla Verde, just minutes
from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

“We are confident that the renovation has further positioned the
InterContinental San Juan as one of the preeminent luxury properties in the
Caribbean,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution and Commercial
Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “Its location as both a
resort and business destination is unique. We look forward to showcasing these
enhancements to our guests.”

Featuring 398 luxurious guest rooms with breathtaking ocean or city views, the
resort offers a variety of fine dining options to choose from and a myriad of
beachfront recreational activities and amenities, along with a lagoon-shaped,
cascade swimming pool, a beachfront full-service spa and fitness center, and
an 8,500 square foot casino. The property also features 12 meeting rooms
consisting of 18,000 square feet with a capacity for up to 600 guests.

IHG has nearly 200 hotels in Mexico, Central and South America and the
Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for 65 years. IHG has hotels
situated in nearly every key market throughout Latin America and the
Caribbean.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s most prestigious hotel brand,
located in major cities in more than 60 countries worldwide, offering business
and leisure travelers the highest level of service and facilities. There are
currently 178 InterContinental hotels across the globe with 19
InterContinental hotels located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

IHG is celebrating its 10 year anniversary as a global stand-alone hotel
company this year. IHG’s broad family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries
and territories, meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an
overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or an
once-in-a-lifetime experience. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts participates
in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG^® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and
largest hotel rewards program with 77 million members is free, and guests can
enroll at ihgrewardsclub.com, or by inquiring at the front desk of any of
IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.

About InterContinental^® Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 178 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 http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental, https://twitter.com/InterConHotels
or http://www.facebook.com/intercontinental.

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®, 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
program with over 77 million members worldwide. The program was re-launched 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.

Visitwww.ihg.comfor hotel information and reservations
andwww.ihgrewardsclub.comfor more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news,
visit: www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or
www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

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For InterContinental Hotels Group
Kreps DeMaria PR
Israel Kreps / Cristina Planas / Lucia Gonzalez, 305-663-3543
ikreps@krepspr.com / cplanas@krepspr.com / lgonzalez@krepspr.com
 
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