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IHG Latin America Launches Hotels on Us

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest and most global hotel
company, announced today the launch of a special travel agent campaign
designed to increase awareness of its rapidly expanding portfolio of brands
in Central and South America and the Caribbean to the global travel
professional community.“Hotels On Us” will provide IATA certified travel professionals with free
weekend stays at any participating IHG hotel in Latin America.  The
promotion, which is valid through March 31, 2005, allows travel
professionals the opportunity to become more knowledgeable with the broad
range of IHG brand hotels, which includes InterContinental, Crowne Plaza,
Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Sunspree
and Staybridge Suites hotels.

“Since our portfolio of properties has rapidly expanded, we now have more
hotels in fantastic destinations throughout Latin America” says Carlos
Baruki, Area Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Hotels
Group Latin America.  “We want travel professionals to be able to experience
our hotels, our brands, in various destinations at their leisure.”

The “Hotels On Us” promotion provides a complimentary weekend stay
(Friday and/or Saturday nights only) to IATA certified travel professionals. 
Black-out dates apply, advanced reservations are required, and are based
on availability. Travel agents must provide a valid IATA number and each
reservation should be made by calling the reservation department at the
participating hotel in order to check availability, as there are a limited
number of rooms under this promotion.

“We are always looking for unique ways in which to reward the travel agents
in our community,” adds Baruki.  “And this is a perfect opportunity for them
to experience our properties, because, of the “Hotels on Us” promotion.

The participating hotels include:


InterContinental Buenos Aires
Holiday Inn Cordoba

InterContinental Rio
InterContinental Sao Paulo
Crowne Plaza Sao Paulo
Holiday Inn Salvador Bahia
Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi (Sao Paulo)
Holiday Inn Select Jaragua (Sao Paulo)
Staybridge Suites Century Plaza (Sao Paulo)

Caribbean Islands
Holiday Inn SunSpree Aruba
Holiday Inn SunSpree Montego Bay, Jamaica

InterContinental Santiago
Crowne Plaza Santiago
Holiday Inn Express Antofagasta
Holiday Inn Express Concepcion
Holiday Inn Express Iquique
Holiday Inn Express Santiago
Holiday Inn Express Temuco

InterContinental Tequendama (Bogota)
InterContinental Cali
InterContinental Medellin

Costa Rica
Real InterContinental Costa Rica

Dominican Republic
V Centenario InterContinental Santo Domingo

El Salvador
Real InterContinental San Salvador

Real InterContinental Guatemala
Holiday Inn Guatemala

Real InterContinental San Pedro Sula
Real InterContinental Tegucigalpa

Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua
Crowne Plaza Managua
Holiday Inn Select Managua

Miramar InterContinental Panama
Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites Panama

Holiday Inn Select Lima

Tamanaco InterContinental Caracas
InterContinental Guayana
Del Lago InterContinental Maracaibo
InterContinental Valencia

IHG, which has been serving Latin America for over 58 years, is
represented in nearly every key market in Central and South America,
making it one of the leading mid-market hotel companies in Latin America.