InterContinental Installs IDeaS

IDeaS, the leading provider of hospitality revenue optimization solutions
and one of America`s fastest growing technology companies, announced today
that InterContinental Hotels Group has installed IDeaS Revenue
Optimization Solution at the recently renovated Le Grand InterContinental
Hotel, located in Paris France.

Le Grand InterContinental Hotel Paris is an historic palace style hotel
located in the heart of Paris near the Opera Garnier. The multi-million
dollar renovation of Le Grand InterContinental required the hotel and its
famed restaurant, Le Cafe de la Paix, to be closed for eighteen months.
The InterContinental Hotels Group wanted to install a revenue optimization
solution prior to Le Grand InterContinental reopening its doors, and
needed to find a solution that had an integration with their property
management system, Micros Opera Enterprise Solution, as well as the
flexibility to handle the limited data set caused by the renovation.

“We have experienced tremendous results using IDeaS at the
InterContinental Hotel Paris and it was a logical choice to install IDeaS
in Le Grand InterContinental Hotel as well,” commented Iain Ganner,
Director of Revenue Management, Le Grand InterContinental Hotel Paris and
InterContinental Hotel Paris. “IDeaS Revenue Optimization Solution is an
excellent tool because it allows our hotel to optimize revenue based on an
extremely detailed and accurate demand forecast. The quality of services
provided by the entire IDeaS Team is unsurpassed and Le Grand
InterContinental Hotel is looking forward to outperforming the competition
with the assistance of IDeaS Revenue Optimization Solution.”

“Le Grand InterContinental`s data was incomplete and out of date because
their doors had been closed for well over a year and this presented a
unique situation for our team to build a software solution based on budget
data and market patterns from Le Grand InterContinental`s sister property,
InterContinental Hotel Paris,” commented Uli Pillau, Managing Director for
IDeaS EAME Region. “IDeaS has maintained an ongoing relationship with
InterContinental Hotels Group and we are please to be able to provide a
solution that was tailor made to suit the specific needs of Le Grand
InterContinental Hotel Paris.” He added, “IDeaS now has nine hotels in
Paris using our Revenue Optimization Solution including other traditional
five star palace hotels such as the Plaza Athenee and the Hotel Meurice
which are both members of the Leading Hotels of the World.”

About InterContinental Hotels Group PLC


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom (LONDON: IHG) (
NYSE: IHG (ADRs) ), owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various
subsidiaries, more than 3,300 hotels and 515,000 guest rooms in nearly 100
countries and territories around the world (
). The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel
brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels &
Resorts, Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites, and
also has a controlling interest in Britvic, the second largest soft drinks
manufacturer in the UK. InterContinental Hotels Group offers information
and reservations capability on the Internet— for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, for Holiday Inn hotels, for Express by Holiday Inn hotels, for Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn hotels
and, for the Group`s rewards program, .

InterContinental editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire