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The Splendid Hotel Group's winning team!

Media Information
July 2008


SEVEN STUPENDOUS SUCCESSES FOR THE SPLENDID HOTEL GROUP!

At the IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group) recent 2007 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Awards, Splendid Hotel Group picked up an amazing total of seven awards! The Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock scooped four awards; 2007 Hotel of the Year Award (UK), Hotel of the Year Award (EMEA), Distribution Marketing Award for London, and Denzil Ratnam was awarded 2007 General Manager of the Year.

The Splendid Hotel success continued as Holiday Inn London – Camden Lock was awarded a Torchbearer Award 2007 – a category which recognises the outstanding service-oriented performance of the hotel.

The Express by Holiday Inn Park Royal and Express by Holiday Inn Earl’s Court were two of the 25 hotels honoured in the 2007 Quality Excellence Awards.

Director of Splendid hotel group Shiraz Boghani said, “With guest satisfaction and loyalty at the heart of IHG’s core values, we were delighted to win all of these international awards. I am thrilled that Denzil and the team at Brentford Lock hotel have been so outstandingly successful in picking up four awards this year.”

Kirk Kinsell, IHG's President EMEA said, "The EMEA Awards at IHG have been a great opportunity to reward Splendid Hotels and to get everyone together to celebrate the outstanding commitment made by the hotel. It is important that we recognise the teams that go that extra mile to create 'Great Hotels Guests Love'."

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Notes to editors:
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 4,000 hotels and more than 585,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with over 37 million members worldwide.

The company pioneered the travel industry's first collaborative response to environmental issues as founder of the International Hotels and Environment Initiative (IHEI). The IHEI formed the foundations of the Tourism Partnership launched by the International Business Leaders Forum in 2004, of which IHG is still a member today. The environment and local communities remain at the heart of IHG's global corporate responsibility focus.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at www.priorityclub.com

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