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InterContinental Continues to Grow in San Fran

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to open its latest InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in San Francisco. The new InterContinental San Francisco will join its sister hotel, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, in the City by the Bay.Located in San Francisco’s South of Market Area (SOMA), the InterContinental San Francisco will be at the corner of Howard and Fifth streets and adjacent to the new Moscone West Convention Center. The hotel will be in close proximity to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metreon/Sony Entertainment Center, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Jewish Museum San Francisco, the Mexican Museum and the San Francisco Historical Museum. Construction is scheduled to begin in October and the hotel is expected to open in late 2007.

“With IHG’s strong focus on expanding the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in the U.S., especially in key gateway cities, the InterContinental San Francisco is a tremendous and welcome addition to our portfolio of hotels,” said Kirk Kinsell, SVP and chief development officer, the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group.

The 32-story high-rise will include 550 guestrooms and three complete floors of meeting space, which will be housed in a tower designed to complement Moscone West. With over 43,000 square feet of meeting and function space, the hotel will have one of the largest meeting facilities in San Francisco and will have the capability of supporting the increasing business to the Moscone Convention Center.