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IHG® Celebrates Staybridge Suites® Brand's 200th Hotel Opening

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Fastest Upscale Extended Stay Brand to Reach Milestone

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced the 200th hotel opening for its Staybridge Suites® brand – a milestone met faster than any other brand in the upscale extended stay segment. The opening of the 102-room Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel expands the brand's Denver, Colorado portfolio to five properties and creates 30 new jobs in the community.

"We're very pleased to welcome the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton into IHG's swiftly growing portfolio of upscale extended stay hotels, and we are excited to celebrate this milestone 200th opening with valued owner Gary Tharaldson and his team at Tharaldson Hospitality Management," said Robert Radomski, vice president, Brand Management, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. "The Staybridge Suites brand continues to demonstrate accelerated growth as a result of increased demand for the brand's modern design and excellent service, as well as benefit from the overall strength of the extended stay segment."

The Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel is owned by Gary Tharaldson and managed by Tharaldson Hospitality Management, and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The new all-suite hotel is located a short drive from downtown Denver at 8101 E Northfield Blvd. in Denver, Colo., directly across the street from The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, which offer many shopping and dining venues for guest entertainment. In addition, the hotel is near the National Western Complex, a 600,000 square foot event facility that can accommodate groups from 50 to 10,000 people, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids Soccer Team and Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The University of Colorado Hospital and Buckley Air Force Base are also both located nearby.

"We are proud to add yet another Staybridge Suites hotel to our portfolio with the opening of the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton and look forward to offering those traveling to Denver for extended periods a new, comfortable hotel option," said Gary Tharaldson, owner of the Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton and founder of Tharaldson Hospitality Management LLC. "The upscale product and guest service that Staybridge Suites hotels are known for, backed by the strength of IHG, makes the brand a valuable part of our growing portfolio."

The Staybridge Suites Denver-Stapleton hotel features three well-designed spacious suite types (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath). The new property offers exceptional home-like surroundings including complimentary amenities such as Internet connectivity throughout the hotel with Wireless Anywhere, daily hot breakfast, Laundry Room, Fitness Room, Indoor Pool, and a 24-hour Business Center, as well as access to The Pantry, the hotel's 24-hour convenience store. Guests can relax and mingle in the hotel's Great Room during The Social evening receptions, held each Tuesday through Thursday, offering complimentary beer and wine and customizable entrees.

The Staybridge Suites brand is part of IHG's diverse family of brands, which operate in nearly 100 countries and territories and are designed to meet the needs of guests for any occasion. The Staybridge Suites brand participates in IHG's hotel rewards program, IHG® Rewards Club. The industry's first and largest hotel rewards program is free to join by enrolling 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. Guests can also book a green stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

About Staybridge Suites Hotels
Staybridge Suites® is an innovative, all-suite hotel brand designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests seeking a warm sense of community in a home-like environment that is perfect for business, relocation and vacations. Hotel amenities include: three suite types (studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom/two-bath) with fully equipped kitchens and a highly functional work area separate from living areas. Staybridge Suites hotels offer free Wireless Anywhere, a complimentary daily hot breakfast, The Social evening reception three days a week, a 24-hour Business Center, Fitness Room and Laundry Room, all of which are complimentary for guests.

The Staybridge Suites brand entered the extended stay segment in December 1998 when its flagship location in Alpharetta, Ga., opened. Since that opening, the Staybridge Suites brand continues to grow rapidly with 200 hotels open across the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.  There are more than 88 Staybridge Suites hotels in the pipeline, including nine outside of the Americas.

The Staybridge Suites brand is the winner of numerous awards in guest satisfaction and was named as one of the 'Top 10 Brands in Customer Satisfaction' globally by Market Metrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) in Q3 and Q4 2013. The brand was named as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion, one of an elite group of 50 U.S. companies named to the list.

For more information about the Staybridge Suites brand, call 1-877-238-8889 or visit www.StaybridgeSuites.com. Find Staybridge Suites hotels on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Staybridge or Facebook www.Facebook.com/StaybridgeSuites.

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation 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 programme with over 80 million members worldwide. The programme 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.

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