IHG – Intercontinental Hotels Group plc: IHG Signs Agreements for Three EVEN® Hotels Across the U.S.

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11 February, 2016

IHG Signs Agreements for Three EVEN® Hotels Across the U.S.

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First Hotel Brand Dedicated to Wellness Continues to Grow its Portfolio

ATLANTA - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the continued growth of its EVEN Hotels brand, with signings in Pittsburgh, Houston and Eugene, Ore. EVEN Hotels now has three open properties, including the 150-room, new-build flagship EVEN Hotels New York-Times Square South hotel.

Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, The Americas, IHG said: 'The growth of the EVEN Hotels brand allows us to provide more wellness-minded travelers with the hotel experience they desire. These signings demonstrate the strong momentum behind the brand and the confidence that our owners have in IHG and the distinctive EVEN Hotels offering.'

All three hotels are expected to open in 2017. Additional EVEN Hotels are in the brand's pipeline in New York City, Seattle, Miami and Omaha, Neb.

The 100-room Eugene, Ore., hotel will be located near the University of Oregon. For nearly 40 years, Eugene has been the 'Track and Field Capital of the World.' The University of Oregon's Hayward Field track has hosted numerous collegiate and amateur track and field meets, including U.S. Olympic trials. Eugene's miles of running trails, through its large park system, are the most extensive in the U.S.

The Houston hotel will be in the suburb of Shenandoah, north of The Woodlands, one of Houston's premier corporate, retail and residential areas. The 135-room, new-build property will be in the heart of a growing technology and energy sector, near a number of hospital campuses and medical centers.

The 155-room Pittsburgh hotel will be managed by IHG and will be part of an adaptive re-use project of a historic building that will also include high-end retail and residential apartments. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the hotel will be within walking distance of numerous offices and Mellon Square Park and easily accessible to outdoor activities well-suited to the active lifestyle of the EVEN Hotels guest, including scenic hikes and riverfront running and biking trails.

EVEN Hotels is IHG's newest lifestyle hotel brand, created with wellness at its core and designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More. The brand offers different design and technology elements to help guests maintain the balance they desire. Guests can also expect a personalized service culture where team members champion wellness and inspire guests to stay on track. Additional signature elements of the brand experience featured in the hotels will include world-class Athletic Studios; calming relaxation zones to unwind; flexible work spaces to stay productive or host impromptu meetings; and guest rooms featuring eucalyptus linens, a color changing mood light and the In-Room Training Zone. In addition, all hotels feature Cork & Kale Market and Bar, which offers a menu of freshly prepared choices meeting a variety of dietary needs, fresh squeezed orange juice, bean-to-cup coffee, craft beers, organic wines and signature cocktails.

About EVEN Hotels
EVEN Hotels, the newest brand from IHG, meets the large and growing demand for a hotel brand to help wellness-minded travelers keep their balance on the road. An industry first, EVEN Hotels invites wellness on every journey by providing solutions for all aspects of travelers' wellness needs. With an emphasis on four components, Eating Well, Resting Easy, Keeping Active and Accomplishing More, the brand serves as a travel partner, helping guests feel better about their experience and themselves based on the choices they are able to make.

The brand is expected to be a key pillar in the IHG portfolio of preferred brands. EVEN Hotels opened its first two properties in June 2014 in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Rockville, Maryland, and its third property in midtown Manhattan in November 2015. The brand has an additional eight properties in the pipeline. For more information, visit http://EVENHotels.com/. Find EVEN Hotels on Twitter https://twitter.com/EvenHotels or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EvenHotels.

Media Contacts:
Caroline Huston, IHG, caroline.huston@ihg.com, +1(770) 604-2495
Shelby Lits, IHG, shelby.lits@ihg.com, +1(770) 604-8343

Notes to Editors:
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, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 90 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

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