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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Continues Western Region Expansion with Opening of Second New Property

ATLANTA (May 22, 2008) – InterContinental Hotels & Resorts proudly opened the doors to the second of three planned hotels in the Western Region of the U.S. today with the unveiling of InterContinental The Clement Monterey. Located on the pictorial Monterey Bay, the 208-room luxury hotel is the first new hotel build since the late 1980s and is expected to be the last new construction in the area for many years to come.

“The opening of InterContinental The Clement Monterey and all three of our Western Region properties marks a very exciting time of growth for our company,” said Janis Cannon, Vice President, Brand Management, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, The Americas. “We’re thrilled to offer diverse experiences to our valued guests in locales such as Monterey, and continue to appeal to even broader audiences as we cater more to leisure travelers.”


InterContinental The Clement Monterey is located in the heart of Canary Row, a street forever immortalized in John Steinbeck's 1945 novel Cannery Row and is situated next door to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The picturesque setting overlooking Monterey Bay offers guests magnificent panoramic coastal views and a relaxing setting in which to take in the sights and sounds of the sea. The property’s signature restaurant, The C Restaurant + Bar, features indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Bay and showcases the finest in fresh seafood and local organic produce in addition to a special “cuisine-to-go” menu.  Other hotel amenities include a combined 15,000 square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space with state-of-the-art audio visual services and high-speed Internet access, Energia Body Centre Spa, and a state of the art fitness center.

InterContinental The Clement Monterey follows the wildly successful opening of InterContinental San Francisco in late February and is a prelude to InterContinental's continued expansion into Paradise Valley, AZ, where the brand's first resort property in the North America, InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, will be unveiled in fall 2008. These three new-build hotels join the historic InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco and InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, adding 1,085 rooms and more than doubling the brand's existing room inventory in the Western Region.

InterContinental San Francisco, San Francisco, California – February 2008

Located in San Francisco’s South of Market Area (SOMA), InterContinental San Francisco is at the corner of Howard and Fifth streets, adjacent to the Moscone West Convention Center and steps from Union Square.  The picturesque, translucent glass 32-story high-rise strikes a fine balance between business and leisure, boasting 43,000 square-feet of dedicated meeting and function space on three floors that allows for flexible configurations of up to 23 separate rooms.  InterContinental San Francisco features signature restaurant Luce, a Tuscany meets California wine-restaurant, created with the collaboration of Michael Mondavi, son of local viticulture pioneer Robert Mondavi, as well as an 8,000 square-foot full-service spa and health club, complete with an indoor lap pool and spacious terraces for public use.  Hotel amenities include a Presidential Suite with sweeping views of the Bay Area, state-of-the-art technology and floor to ceiling windows in all guest rooms.

InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona – Fall 2008

Comprised of 28 lushly landscaped acres, InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa will be the brand’s first destination spa resort in the U.S.  Featuring architecture that reflects the lifestyle of Andalusia in southern Spain, the resort - comprised of 253 rooms, 40 suites and 34 private-living single-family villas - will echo the Mediterranean influences from décor to fine dining experiences. The all-encompassing lifestyle destination offers guests and residents a variety of amenities, in addition to convenient access to Scottsdale's renowned golf courses and outdoor adventures ranging from rock climbing to scenic air tours. 

World renowned spa creator Sylvia Sepielli conceived and is overseeing construction of the 31,000 square-foot, two-level building containing 23 treatment rooms.  Spa services will range from skincare and massages to meditation, as well as a variety of signature Montelucia spa treatments, including Hammam-style therapy.  The exclusive experience extends as long as guests desire with an active lounge for socializing before and after treatments, a private pool on the second floor with stunning views of Camelback Mountain, food and drink service from the pool grille and juice bar, full-service beauty salon, and a boutique with signature spa products.

InterContinental Montelucia is the only luxury resort in Arizona with a private wedding chapel.  Both indoor ceremonies under a tall cathedral ceiling and outdoor ceremonies in a scenic courtyard garden can be accommodated and features the famous Camelback Mountain as the masterfully designed back drop.  In addition, more than 26,840 square-feet of indoor and 70,000 square-feet of outdoor flexible meeting and event space are available for corporate and social functions. 

Contact:        Erica Harris

        Weber Shandwick

        (212) 445-830

Notes to Editors:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [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 590,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world  The Group 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®[Back to Press Releases Main]