IHG Encourages Its Loyalty Program Members to Donate Points to Haitian Earthquake Relief

Jan 15, 2010, 16:34 ET from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

ATLANTA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is encouraging its 47 million members of its guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, to donate their points to the American Red Cross for Haitian Earthquake Relief.  

Priority Club Rewards members can donate their program points in 10,000-point denominations.  Points will be converted into cash by IHG.  The funds will be given to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to meet the urgent and critical needs of Haitian earthquake victims by providing emergency shelter, food and water. Members can donate points online at www.priorityclub.com or by calling 1-800-272-9273.

The company is also encouraging its employees, owners and hotels to make contributions to be given to CARE.

"Although we don't have any hotels located in Haiti, we do have many employees working in our hotels across the Americas region who have family and friends in Haiti who have been impacted by this devastating earthquake," said Jim Abrahamson, president, the Americas, IHG. "During difficult times, the IHG family of employees, owners, hotels and our Priority Club Rewards members have demonstrated time and again tremendous compassion to helping those in need and I am confident that they will again."

Note to Editors:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE :IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, nearly 4,400 hotels and over 640,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.  The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected 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® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 47 million members worldwide.

IHG has 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs 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.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at www.priorityclub.com. For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at www.ihg.com/media


Stephen Boggs




SOURCE IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)