IHG Announces First Holiday Inn Express® Hotel for San Juan, Puerto Rico

  IHG Announces First Holiday Inn Express® Hotel for San Juan, Puerto Rico

 New Holiday Inn Express^® hotel for San Juan is also fourth IHG Property in
                                 Puerto Rico

Business Wire

MIAMI -- April 2, 2014

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LON:IHG) (NYSE:IHG) (ADRs), today
announced the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express^® hotel in the Condado
district of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This 115 room hotel opening brings IHG’s
hotels in Puerto Rico to four including the recently renovated
InterContinental^® San Juan, Holiday Inn^® Mayaguez & Tropical Casino and the
Holiday Inn^® Ponce & Tropical Casino hotels. With hotels situated in almost
every key market throughout the region, IHG has over 80 hotels in Central
America, South America and the Caribbean.

“Holiday Inn Express is one of the fastest-growing hotel brands in the
industry, and we are thrilled to now have the brand represented in San Juan,”
said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “San Juan is Puerto
Rico’s financial and cultural center and a key tourist destination with a
growing demand for well-known international hotel brands, and the Holiday Inn
Express brand easily meets the needs of both business and leisure travelers.”

The Holiday Inn Express^® San Juan Condado hotel, owned by A.F.N.S. Condado
Investment Inc, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The seven-story property
is located directly across the street from the exquisite Condado Beach and
five miles from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Also close to the Port
of San Juan, the Holiday Inn Express^® San Juan Condado hotel additionally
offers convenient access to the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the city’s
financial district and numerous dining and nightlife options.

“It’s a strategic advantage to have a hotel in the thriving city of San Juan
and in such a vibrant location as Condado,” adds Gerardo Murray, vice
president, Distribution and Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and
Caribbean, IHG. “San Juan is a key market for IHG given its importance as a
vacation destination, as Puerto Rico’s capital city, as an economic and
cultural hub and as one of the island’s most important seaports. We look
forward to further growing the IHG brand in this region.”

The new hotel features complimentary high-speed Internet access, an outdoor
swimming pool and sundeck, business center and fitness center. The hotel
offers guests a comfortable, yet affordable, stay to ensure a pleasurable
experience. All guestrooms offer a spacious, modern and well equipped
interior, work desk with ergonomic chair, 32-inch flat screen TV, free local
calls, in-room complimentary coffee, safe deposit facilities and choice of
soft or firm pillows.

The complimentary Express Start^™ breakfast bar features a full range of
breakfast items, including a rotation of egg and meat selections, biscuits,
yogurt, fruit, pancakes, the brand's proprietary cinnamon roll and Smart
Roast^® coffee. Guest rooms feature contemporary styling, a 32-inch HD flat
screen TV, comfortable queen or king-sized beds, a sitting area with a lounge
chair and an in-room coffee machine featuring complimentary Smart Roast 100%
Arabica coffee. The SimplySmart™ shower incorporates a proprietary Stay Smart™
Kohler showerhead, signature shower curtain with curved rod, upgraded 100
percent cotton terry towels and Bath & Body Works White Citrus bath products
are also included. Guests will enjoy the SimplySmart™ bedding collection,
where they will find crisp fresh bedding that features an attractive
decorative throw, a medium-weight duvet blanket and soft, 200 thread-count
sheets.

IHG has a total of 44 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. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands
means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion.
Holiday Inn Express hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG^®
Rewards Club, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program
with more than 77 million members. Membership is free and guests can enroll at
ihgrewardsclub.com, by downloading the IHG^® app, or by inquiring at this
hotel or any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club
members now have access to free Internet globally.

About Holiday Inn Express^® Hotels

Holiday Inn Express^® hotels are a part of the IHG brand family and are the
ideal choice for the smart traveler, offering them a great night’s rest while
helping them be productive on the go.Fresh, clean, modern and uncomplicated,
Holiday Inn Express hotels offer competitive rates for both business and
leisure travelers. Guests Stay Smart^®at Holiday Inn Express hotels where
they enjoy a free hot Express Start^®Breakfast Bar, free high-speed Internet
access and free local phone calls (US and Canada only). Launchedin 1991, the
Holiday Inn Express^® brand is one of the largest and fastest growing brands
in the hotel industry, opening hotels at a rate of two per week on average' in
the boiler plate.

There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around
the globe. For more information or to book a reservation,
visitihg.com/holidayinnexpress. Findus on twitter twitter.com/HIExpressor
Facebookfacebook.com/holidayinnexpress.

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 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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