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Intercontinental London Westminster Now Open

Thursday, November 29, 2012
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InterContinental Hotels Group
InterContinental Hotels Group
8 hotel brands internationally

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world’s largest hotel operator, opened its first UK hotel in over 36 years on November 27, 2012. InterContinental London Westminster is located alongside New Scotland Yard and the Ministry of Justice injecting a new lease on life into an historic former government building. The hotel features six guest floors with 256 rooms including an impressive Penthouse, 14 one bedroom suites, and 30 studio suites.

A short walk from Parliament and within sight of Westminster Abbey, Blue Boar Smokehouse and Bar will be at the heart of the hotel’s food and drink offering. Taking inspiration from the best American pit masters but with a distinctly British influence, the menu revolves around authentic smoke house techniques. On-site charcoal and smoking ovens will produce rustic dishes served in a modern way; classic comfort food using great British produce. The bustling restaurant, formed of one busy central chamber, will lead through to a private dining area for moments of more discretion and exclusivity. The Blue Boar Bar will bring a sense of luxury to the traditional British pub, offering everything from local ale to a signature cocktail.

Emmeline’s is an ethereal retreat at the heart of the hotel offering cocktails and champagne in an exquisite environment while The Lobby Lounge serves as a welcoming haven to enjoy traditional teas, coffees and homemade cakes - all delivered with savvy, understated InterContinental service and a dash of British charm.

The hotel also features a Club InterContinental Executive Lounge and a 24 hour gym for exclusive guest use. The eight state-of-the-art meeting and event rooms will be the go-to place to do business in Westminster, providing a secure environment for privacy and confidentiality, with the support of a comprehensive business centre.

Andrew Coney, General Manager, InterContinental London Westminster says, “I’m very proud that in this year of London celebration we are bringing to the city the first new InterContinental in 36 years. Westminster is a tremendous location calling out for what our brand can offer. Our hotel will be at the heart of an area renowned for its iconic sights and heritage but also going through an exciting period of regeneration. We will contribute to this by creating 180 jobs for local people and representing a major investment in this part of town.”

InterContinental London Westminster is owned by Supreme Hotels Group and will be operated by IHG under a management agreement. It will be the second UK hotel within the brand joining the InterContinental London Park Lane.

About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization operating seven hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites . IHG also manages Priority Club Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 63 million members worldwide. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,400 hotels and more than 658,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 new people worldwide across its estate over the next few years and is committed to gender balance throughout its business. We aspire to continue retaining a minimum of 25% female representation on the Board. 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.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihgplc or www.youtube.com/ihgplc..

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