IHG Announces Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opening Near JFK International Airport

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Only Full-Service JFK Airport Hotel Offering Complimentary Internet Access and Parking Facilities

ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the opening of the Crowne Plaza® JFK Airport New York City hotel. The property has undergone a significant multi-million dollar renovation funded by ERG JFK Hotel, LLC, featuring a unique interior design with runway murals on the lobby ceilings, guest room carpets and accent walls, and a modern glass design for the exterior façade.

Located at 138-10 135th Ave., this nine-story Crowne Plaza hotel is the brand’s seventh in the metro New York City area. The hotel offers amenities that make it easy to get work done and that help guests unwind and relax, like complimentary Internet access, free parking, extended dining and bar service hours, a well-equipped fitness center, a zen  room for yoga and meditation and the brand’s Sleep Advantage® program.

“We’re pleased to grow the Crowne Plaza brand in such a convenient location for business travelers," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Upscale Brands, IHG. "We know our guests need to be productive when they’re on the road for work, and our hotels offer the service and amenities that enable them to be successful.”

The hotel has 330 guestrooms, including five one-bedroom suites and 14 junior suites, and is the only JFK airport hotel to offer a Presidential Suite. Guests will enjoy the upscale and sophisticated bar and lounge services as well as a 24-hour lobby market, “Jet”, offering freshly-made sandwiches, salads and snacks. Approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting space is available, including ten meeting rooms and a ballroom.

“We’re incredibly excited to join the Crowne Plaza brand, which we feel is a strong fit for a global hub like JFK,” said Felix Maina, the hotel’s general manager. “Our close proximity to one of the world’s most heavily trafficked airports enables us to attract both business and leisure travelers as well as airline crews and passengers.”

The hotel’s Idlewild Restaurant pays homage to the airport’s original name. Guests can enjoy continental cuisine with a variety of quality menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and extended service hours. Additionally, the hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones and aromatherapy.

The Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City hotel is one of several Crowne Plaza properties expected to open throughout the U.S. in the coming months, including Fullerton, Calif., and Orlando, Fla. The brand has also seen growth in top U.S. markets with recent openings in downtown Detroit and Charlotte, N.C. With a quality global pipeline of nearly 100 hotels, the Crowne Plaza estate currently has more than 380 hotels worldwide.

The Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City hotel, owned by ERG JFK Hotel, LLC, and managed by Gemini Hospitality, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. To make a reservation, call 1-877-2-CROWNE or go to IHG.com/crowneplaza. The Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards® Club, the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with over 76 million members worldwide. 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 4,600 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion.

About Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts

Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand located in nearly 65 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale full-service hotel brand in the world and one of the fastest growing, the Crowne Plaza brand has a solid foundation for future growth. The portfolio has doubled since 2003 to nearly 400 hotels, and the global pipeline has increased fourfold to nearly 100 hotels. At Crowne Plaza hotels, we help our guests feel energized and productive, with 24-hour business services, wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby, and fitness and leisure facilities. Our Sleep Advantage® program ensures our guests get a great night’s sleep to power through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.ihg.com/crowneplaza or call 1-800-2CROWNE. Connect with us on Twitter: or Facebook: .

Media Contacts:

Manjusha Sharma, IHG, manjusha.sharma@ihg.com, (770) 604-8781

Caroline Huston, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, caroline.huston@ihg.com, (770) 604-2495

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 76 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 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.

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