LONDON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Following extensive media coverage, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) would like to confirm that the hotel Inter-continental in Kabul is not part of IHG and has not been since 1980. In light of this fact, we respectfully request that future reports, where possible, make this clear. IHG, listed on the London Stock Exchange, is the world's largest hotel company with 4,400 hotels in over 100 countries.
Our thoughts at this time are with all of the people affected by this tragedy.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG,NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with 58 million members worldwide.
IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 652,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.
IHG has more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people worldwide 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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