InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Opens 2007 with Portfolio Growth Los Angeles Debut Marks Important West Coast Presence

    LONDON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group
 (IHG) [LON: IHG; NYSE:   IHG (ADRs)] and Sumitomo Realty & Development Co.,
 Ltd. announce today the debut of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century
 City, located at 2151 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, California.
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     The 363-room hotel, owned by Tokyo-based Sumitomo Realty, will be
 managed by IHG's Americas operations division, The Hotel Management Group,
 under a long term management contract, effective January 10th 2007.
     "The addition of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City to our
 global portfolio reinforces IHG's strategic growth plan," said Andrew
 Cosslett, Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group.
 "InterContinental is growing at a faster pace than ever, fueled by an
 enhanced brand position that is highly relevant to today's traveler
 including a world leading concierge program. We are pleased to be working
 with Sumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd. on this exciting project."
     The announcement of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City hotel
 kicks off a third year of good growth for the InterContinental brand with
 the addition of 16 new properties opened across 10 countries over the last
 two years. November 2006 saw the introduction of a new generation of
 flagship properties with the openings of InterContinental Boston and
 InterContinental London Park Lane. The brand will continue its global
 expansion throughout 2007 including three new openings planned in China --
 Chengdu, Chongqing and Jiuzhaigou -- and the opening of the
 InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
     Formerly the Park Hyatt, the re-flagged 363-room property offers
 private balconies with city and mountain views and 12,500 square feet of
 function space. Guests can take advantage of the central location in the
 heart of Century City, just minutes away from Westwood, Bel Air and Rodeo
 Drive in Beverly Hills.
     "We have been looking for an opportunity to expand IHG's presence in
 Los Angeles with the introduction of the InterContinental brand to the
 market," said Kirk Kinsell, SVP and chief development officer, The
 Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group. "This new deal reflects the brand
 vision and further solidifies our growth of luxury properties in the United
     InterContinental Hotels & Resorts continues to strengthen its
 collection of properties in the Americas region. The InterContinental
 Milwaukee opened its doors at the end of 2006. The company also announced
 several new hotels that will open over the next few years, including
 InterContinental San Francisco, InterContinental Sacramento,
 InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the
 InterContinental Resort & Residences Orlando, Fla.
     The InterContinental brand is located in more than 60 countries,
 operating 138 hotels worldwide and 48 hotels in the Americas region. For
 reservations, visit or call 1-800-IC-HOTELS.
     About InterContinental Hotels Group
     InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG,
 NYSE:  IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.
 InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through
 various subsidiaries, 3,680 hotels and 543,775 guest rooms in nearly 100
 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of
 well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental(R)
 Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn(R) Hotels
 and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express(R), Staybridge Suites(R), Candlewood
 Suites(R) and Hotel Indigo(TM), and also manages the world's largest hotel
 loyalty programme, Priority Club(R) Rewards.
     InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and online
 reservations for all its hotel brands at and
 information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at
     For the latest news from InterContinental Hotels Group, visit our
 online Press Office at

SOURCE InterContinental Hotels Group

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