Six Continents Participants in Lodging Summit

Six Continents Hotels, Inc., the world’s most global hotel company, is pleased to announce that Richard Solomons, chief financial officer, and Kirk Kinsell, senior vice president, Americas Franchising, will be participating at this year’s Americas Lodging and Investment Summit (ALIS). This year’s event is being held from January 27-29, 2003, in Los Angeles, CA.

Mr. Kinsell will be a participant on the “Selecting the Right Franchisor” panel on Tuesday, January 28 from 8:40 - 9:15 AM Pacific. Mr. Solomons will be appearing on the “Breakfast with IREFAC” panel Wednesday, January 29 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM Pacific.

Six Continents Hotels is a leading global hotel group whose brands include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites. It owns, operates or franchises more than 3,300 hotels and over 515,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.

The following are some of the service marks owned by Six Continents Hotels, Inc., its subsidiaries or affiliates: Holiday Inn®, Crowne Plaza®, Express by Holiday Inn?, Holiday Inn Select®, Holiday Inn Garden Court, Holiday Inn SunSpree® Resort, Staybridge Suites® by Holiday Inn, Holidex®, Priority Club®, InterContinental®, Forum®, Parkroyal®, and Centra®.

Six Continents Club®, Six Continents?, and 6 Continents? are service marks of Six Continents PLC and used under license.

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Six Continents Hotels, Inc. offers information and reservations capability on the Internet - www.sixcontinentshotels.com, www.intercontinental.com for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, www.crowneplaza.com for Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, www.holiday-inn.com for Holiday Inn hotels, www.hiexpress.com for Express by Holiday Inn hotels, www.staybridge.com for Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn, and www.priorityclub.com.

For the latest news from Six Continents Hotels, visit our online Press Office at http://www.pressoffice.sixcontinentshotels.com/.

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