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 IHG Opens Second EVEN™ Hotels Property, Quickly Expanding East Coast Options
                        For Wellness-Minded Travelers

EVEN Hotel Rockville Helps D.C. Area Travelers Stay Healthier and Happier
while Away from Home

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, July 8, 2014

ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hot on the heels of announcing the
opening its inaugural EVEN™ Hotels property in Norwalk, Conn.,
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces that its second property,
located in Rockville, Maryland at 1775 Rockville Pike, is officially open.
EVEN Hotels is IHG's newest lifestyle hotel brand, created with wellness at
its core and designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and
Accomplish More.

EVEN Hotels Rockville - Exterior

"Two years ago, IHG introduced the EVEN Hotels brand, pinpointing a unique
opportunity to offer an entire hotel experience focused on wellness in order
to meet the changing needs of our guests," said Kirk Kinsell, president, the
Americas, IHG. "Following the opening of the first property in Norwalk, Conn.,
we are pleased to announce the opening of the second EVEN Hotel, located in
the fittest metro area in the United States.[1]"

The new EVEN Hotel Rockville, located at the center of the Capital's federal
and advanced technology marketplace, will better serve wellness-minded
travelers in the Washington D.C. area. The EVEN Hotel Rockville was
constructed with the health and wellness needs of guests in mind – the 167
guestroom seven story building incorporates calming design elements to help
guests maintain the balance they desire through natural light and large open
spaces throughout the hotel.

Natural touches carry through every aspect of the guest experience, providing
a restful, natural and productive experience.

The brand was created to help guests make choices they feel good about in the
areas of food, fitness, rest and work – from varied organic, vegetarian and
low-fat food choices to natural EO bath amenities to the reusable water bottle
each guest receives in his or her room.

Eat Well – The Cork & Kale Market and Bar offers a menu of freshly prepared
items such as the EVEN Power Yogurt featuring super foods like goji berries
and Qia chia protein and Signature Black Kale Saladthat guests can modify
based on their preference and dietary needs, as well as hand-crafted cocktails
made with organic and natural ingredients.

Keep Active – For guests desiring a great workout, the property features a
natural light filled 1,400 square foot Athletic Studio adjacent to the lobby,
spin and yoga classes in the connecting Flex Room and morning community runs
led by the property's Chief Wellness Officer.

Rest Easy – Restful environments are essential to maintaining balance, and a
calming, open design in EVEN Hotels sets a relaxing tone within the property.
Guestrooms offer a modern yet comfortable environment and feature eucalyptus
fiber linens that offer a cooler sleep, naturally derived bath products and
color LED mood lighting.

Accomplish More – Ergonomically designed movable work spaces at the property
are configured to integrate with guests' preferences, ensuring they can
complete work comfortably and efficiently. Free Wi-Fi is also available and
easily accessible multi-media ports are provided both in the guestrooms and
throughout common spaces.

Beyond the physical property, EVEN Hotels supports the needs of travelers
through,a wellness travel site designed to provide useful
content such as articles and tips on how to exercise, eat, rest and find the
best local places while travelling to cities across the country. Written by a
dedicated editorial team of health and wellness leaders, lifestyle experts and
seasoned travelers, is a go-to source for healthier, happier

The EVEN Hotel Rockville held its soft opening on June 25, 2014, and is owned
and managed by IHG. The brand currently has three New York City area hotels in
the pipeline: Brooklyn, New York; and two properties in midtown Manhattan. For
more information about EVEN Hotels or to book an upcoming stay at the
Rockville or Norwalk properties, please visit

About EVEN™ Hotels
EVEN™ Hotels, the newest brand from IHG, meets the large and growing demand
for a hotel brand to help wellness-minded travelers keep their balance on the
road at an affordable price point. An industry first, EVEN Hotels invites
wellness on every journey by providing solutions for all aspects of travelers'
wellness needs. With an emphasis on four components, Eating Well, Resting
Easy, Keeping Active and Accomplishing More, the brand serves as a travel
partner, helping guests feel better about their experience and themselves
based on the choices they are able to make.

The brand launched in 2012 and is expected to be a key pillar in the IHG
portfolio of preferred brands. EVEN Hotels opened its first two properties in
June 2014 in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Rockville, Maryland. The brand has an
additional three properties in the pipeline, two in midtown Manhattan and one
in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit
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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 & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge
Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty
program with nearly 79 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 over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest
rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in
its development pipeline.

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,

[1] 2014 ACSM American Fitness Index™ (AFI), 28 May, 2014

EVEN Hotel Rockville - Social Area

EVEN Hotels Rockville - King Guest Room

EVEN Hotels Rockville - Well-come Island

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SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Contact: Jordan Worrall, EVEN™ Hotels,, (770) 604-5010,
Yasemin Sussman, Hill+Knowlton Strategies,,
(415) 281-7122
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