IHG Announces New Holiday Inn Resort(R) Property Located a Short Distance From Mount Rushmore

ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announced the opening of the Deadwood Mountain Grand, a Holiday Inn Resort® hotel located in Deadwood, S.D. The opening follows an approximately $50 million renovation by the ownership to the sprawling over 245,000 sq. feet property.

"The Holiday Inn Resort brand continues to grow in key vacation destinations, and we are thrilled to welcome this property into the Holiday Inn® Brand Family," said Heather Balsley, senior vice president, Americas Holiday Inn Brand Family. "The brand is one guests have come to know and trust, aimed at providing family vacation experiences that create lasting memories at our diverse group of entertainment and leisure focused properties."

The Deadwood hotel is located at 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive. Formerly a historical mining building, the hotel includes nine floors comprising 98 guest rooms and five beautifully appointed suites. The casino and event center, as well as the hotel itself have undergone significant renovations with an overall theme focused on an upscale Western atmosphere and décor, and with historic Deadwood artwork featured in the guest rooms. The town of Deadwood is a Registered National Historic Landmark and is a significant tourist attraction for the state of South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore National Monument is within a 45 minute drive and the Devil's Tower National Monument is just an hour away. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located near other regional attractions such as the Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer State Park, and the Wind Cave National Park.

The hotel has a well-equipped fitness center, business center, and meeting facilities, as well as an indoor pool, spa, casino, and event center that can accommodate over 2,000 people. Additionally, the property's Kids Club – "Seth's Lil' Sheriffs Club" – features activities themed around the town's historical roots and its Wild West past. Formerly an independent property with strong roots in show business and entertainment, the hotel will continue offering a diverse comedy and music line-up at its Event Center. Guests can enjoy an upscale dining experience at the Aught Six Grille and live entertainment at the Slime Plant Bar & Lounge.

"We are thrilled to be part of the Holiday Inn Resort brand," said Brad Hemmah, general manager. "The opportunity to bring such a unique property that focuses on entertainment and music to the IHG portfolio is very exciting, and will provide another amenity choice for leisure travelers to enjoy while on vacation with their family."

The Holiday Inn Resort brand transitioned from the Holiday Inn SunSpree® Resorts brand in 2007 as a part of the Holiday Inn global brand relaunch. The Holiday Inn® brand family's $1 billion global brand relaunch, the largest project of its kind in hospitality history, continues to drive increased quality and consistency across the global portfolio. The new hotels will feature a contemporary image with emphasis on arrival and welcome services, guestroom and guest bath comfort and a redesigned logo and signage. IHG is one of the world's leading hotel companies, with a rich heritage and broad portfolio of nine brands across over 4,600 hotels, in nearly 100 countries and territories. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that its hotels can meet guests' needs whatever the occasion - from an award-winning InterContinental® Resort to a city-center Crowne Plaza® hotel.

The Deadwood Mountain Grand, a Holiday Inn Resort is owned and operated by Tentexkota, LLC and is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. The Holiday Inn Resort brand participates in IHG's guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, the industry's first, largest and fast-growing guest loyalty program which has over 76 million members. Membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at IHGRewardsClub.com, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of the more than 4,600 hotels in the IHG system worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014.

About the Holiday Inn Resort® brand

With 36 properties worldwide, the Holiday Inn Resort brand offers family fun and relaxation from a brand name guests know and trust. Located in many of the world's leading resort destinations, each property makes the most of its great location and offers quality accommodations, facilities and activities. Guests enjoy amenities such as multiple food options, whether poolside or in a restaurant, swimming pools, fitness centers as well as tailored services for children such as KidsSuites® and a Children's Activity Program. All Holiday Inn Resort properties also offer nightly on-site entertainment from live bands and karaoke to comedy shows. For more information about the Holiday Inn Resort brand or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.ihg.com/holidayinnresort.

Notes to Editors:

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

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 76 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

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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CONTACT: Media Contacts: Manjusha Sharma IHG 770-604-8781 manjusha.sharma@ihg.com Lindsay Cameron Holiday Inn Resort(R) Hotels 770-604-8686 lindsay.cameron@ihg.comSource: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)