IHG Announces the Opening of the Holiday Inn Express Rio Branco Hotel in Brazil

Opening marks 15th IHG®-branded hotel in Brazil and first for Rio Branco

MIAMI--()--InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LON:IHG) (NYSE:IHG) (ADRs), today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Express® Rio Branco hotel. The new-build hotel is just a short distance from Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro International Airport and is also accessible via the Transoceanica Highway and two key Peruvian ports. The 110-room hotel is owned by Inter Oceanica Hotelaria Ltda and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.

“IHG properties have thrived in Brazil since 1946, and it is exciting to have another great opportunity to open a Holiday Inn Express hotel in a new city,” said Alvaro Diago, COO, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG. “Our strong commitment to work with our Brazilian partners has resulted in numerous, successful hotels across the breadth of our portfolio in growing markets showing a need for branded, quality lodging.”

The Holiday Inn Express® Rio Branco hotel is located in the city’s downtown area with numerous businesses and attractions nearby. The nine-story hotel boasts four meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and bar. Guests can choose between well-appointed spacious guest rooms and suites, all with a clean contemporary design. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and fitness center. The new hotel is designed with the Holiday Inn brand family’s $1 billion global brand relaunch in mind; the largest project of its kind in hospitality history. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The hotel features a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage.

"It is very exciting to expand the Holiday Inn Express brand in new markets in Brazil, not only because we have a long and successful history here, but because the brand is ideal for meeting the needs of the country’s growing business and leisure travel markets - both local and international,” said Gerardo Murray, vice president, Distribution Commercial Marketing, Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean, IHG.

The hotel’s 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 44 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and has been serving Latin America for more than 65 years. With hotels situated in nearly every key market throughout the region, IHG has nearly 80 hotels in Central and South America and the Caribbean. 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.

About Holiday Inn Express® hotels

Holiday Inn Express® hotels are modern hotels for value-oriented travelers. Fresh, clean 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). There are currently more than 2,200 Holiday Inn Express hotel locations around the globe. For more information about Holiday Inn Express hotels or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.hiexpress.com.

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 over 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.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/mediawww.twitter.com/ihg,www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

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IHG opens the new-build, 110-room Holiday Inn Express® Rio Branco hotel, which marks the 15th IHG®-branded hotel in Brazil and first for Rio Branco (Rendering).(Photo: Business Wire)

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