Industry Update
Press Release29 September 2010

Hotel Indigo Continues Global Expansion with 13 New Openings Planned in Key Capital Markets

Boutique brand to open hotels in London, Madrid, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York

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Hotel Indigo (by IHG)

Hotel Indigo, IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) upscale boutique brand, continues to aggressively increase global distribution. In the last year, the brand has signed franchise agreements to open 13 new hotels in key global markets around the world, including London, Madrid, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.

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"The Hotel Indigo brand has experienced great success, which is a testament to the brand's global appeal with developers and consumers alike," said Janis Cannon, vice president, Global Brand Management, Hotel Indigo. "With an already healthy pipeline, we will continue to focus our distribution strategy on growing the brand in key capital and gateway cities around the world."

As the first global branded boutique, Hotel Indigo has shown rapid growth since it's inception in 2004 with 36 hotels currently open and 57 hotels in the pipeline. Hotel Indigo has immediate development plans for properties in the following cities:

Europe: Glasgow, Scotland (spring 2011); Liverpool, England (spring 2011); Madrid, Spain (spring 2012); Newcastle, England (summer 2012); Lisbon, Portugal (spring 2014)

Asia Pacific: Shanghai, China (winter 2010); Taipei, China (fall 2011); Bangkok, Thailand (summer 2013); Hong Kong, China (2016) Americas: Vancouver, Canada (summer 2011); New Orleans (summer 2011); Mexico City (fall 2012); New York City Bryant Park (winter 2012) Hotel Indigo offers guests a unique hotel experience with the modern design and intimate service associated with boutique hotels along with the peace of mind and consistency from staying with the world's largest hotel group. The brand began its global roll out with the opening of Hotel Indigo London Paddington in December 2008 and will open its first hotel in Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China later this year.

Committed to creating and delivering a refreshing and inviting guest experience, each Hotel Indigo property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood.

Brand standards don't dictate the number or size or rooms, making it ideally suited for conversion properties including independent boutique hotels. In the current economy, conversions are attractive to developers because they require less financing than new builds and can be up and running in a shorter period of time. Hotel Indigo properties have been successfully developed in adaptive reuse, conversion and new build projects.

Hotel Indigo participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. With 52 million members worldwide, Priority Club Rewards is the industry's first and largest guest loyalty program. Guests can enroll for free by logging on at priorityclub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel or any of IHG's more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.

About IHG

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,300 hotels and nearly 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

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