IHG Announces a Holiday Inn Resort® Hotel for Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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Hotel nestled in the San Juan Mountains to join IHG’s growing resort portfolio 


ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)  [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] today announced plans for a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel in Pagosa Springs, Colo., adding to the growing global  Holiday Inn Resort® brand portfolio, currently at 40 properties worldwide. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent opening in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as well as a new resort under construction on Jekyll Island, Ga. – both announced earlier this year.

We are thrilled that the Holiday Inn Resort brand continues to expand and build a strong presence in key leisure destinations,” said Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, the Americas, IHG. “These properties further strengthen the reach and presence of the Holiday Inn® Portfolio of Brands and are backed by the quality and service guests have come to expect.”

The Holiday Inn Resort Pagosa Springs hotel is slated to open by summer 2015, following extensive renovations by the ownership. The three-story property will have 101 guest rooms including 11 suites. Guests can take advantage of complimentary internet access, 8,500 sq. ft. of meeting space with the largest room accommodating up to 200 people, an indoor pool, fitness center and a business center.

Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, guests can enjoy access to activities available year round such as golfing, rafting, horseback riding and ATV rides. Additionally, skiing and snowboarding activities are available nearby at Wolf Creek Ski Area – boasting more average annual snowfall than any other resort in Colorado. The largest snowmobile tour company in the area – Wolfcreek Snowmobile Tours – also operates out of the resort.

“The Holiday Inn Resort brand is one guests have come to know and trust, aimed at providing family vacation experiences that create lasting memories at our diverse group of properties,” said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Core Brands & Brand Operations. “The Holiday Inn Resort Pagosa Springs is an ideal property to add to the growing brand portfolio as it offers many leisure activities and entertainment right on property and in the surrounding area for the entire family to enjoy.”

The Holiday Inn brand was conceived as a way to bring the joy of travel to families in a fun, affordable and comfortable way. The brand’s innovative approach changed the way millions of people travel, and ended up bringing the whole world together. Now, over 62 years later, the brand continues to evolve to meet the demands of today’s traveler. That’s why IHG invested in the $1 billion Holiday Inn global brand relaunch, the largest in hospitality history, which included the transition of the Holiday Inn Resort brand from the Holiday Inn SunSpree® Resorts brand in 2007. The relaunch continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio.

The Holiday Inn Resort Pagosa Springs hotel, owned and operated by Pagosa Lodging LLC will be franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Resort brand is part of IHG’s diverse family of brands in nearly 100 countries and territories, and meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion – whether an overnight getaway, a business trip, a family celebration or a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Holiday Inn Portfolio of Brands participates in IHG’s hotel rewards program, IHG ® Rewards Club. The industry’s first and largest hotel rewards program is free, and guests can enroll at  IHGRewardsClub.com, by downloading the  IHG® app, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.

About the Holiday Inn Resort® brand

With 40 properties worldwide, the Holiday Inn Resort brand offers family fun and relaxation from a brand name guests know and trust. Located in many of the world’s leading resort destinations, each property makes the most of its great location and offers quality accommodations, facilities and activities.  Guests enjoy amenities such as multiple food options, whether poolside or in a restaurant, swimming pools, fitness centers as well as tailored services for children such as KidsSuites® Rooms, and a Children’s Activity Program. All Holiday Inn Resort properties also offer nightly on-site entertainment from live bands and karaoke to comedy shows. For more information about the Holiday Inn Resort brand or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAYor visit holidayinnresorts.com

Media Contacts:

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

Lindsay Cameron, Holiday Inn Resort ® Hotels, lindsay.cameron@ihg.com, (770) 604-8686

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 & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 80 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 693,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

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/media, , or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.


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