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IHG Announces Crowne Plaza Hotel Opening in Miami


Conversion brings Crowne Plaza’s second hotel to Miami, in the upscale Kendall area

ATLANTA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, announced today that a 156-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Miami (Fla.) has recently opened. The Crowne Plaza Miami Kendall is owned by Philip Scutieri and managed by Kendall Hotel & Suites, LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.

“This property is a welcome addition to our Miami portfolio,” said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, North America. “The resort-like atmosphere and great location of this hotel will be beneficial to both our business and leisure guests. We look forward to continuing to provide our industry leading meetings service and a great night’s sleep via our Sleep Advantage program to our guests in Miami.”

The hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Baptist Hospital of Miami. Other major businesses such as AvMed Health Plans, GE Healthcare and Noven Pharmaceuticals are located nearby. Key area attractions include University of Miami, Dadeland Mall and the Everglades. The hotel is within driving distance to both downtown Miami and Key West.

The Crowne Plaza Miami Kendall will feature the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program, which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas. Sleep Advantage encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include new bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones, night lights, drape clips, sleep CDs, sleep tips and amenities such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender spray.

Also consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel offers a comprehensive meetings package to ensure a seamless planning process and exceptional meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour Response Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Meetings Daily Debrief. The hotel currently offers 5,000 sq.-ft. of meeting space.

The hotel offers an outdoor pool with whirlpool, a fitness center, a tennis court, complimentary parking, and same-day dry cleaning. Complimentary wired Internet access is available in the hotel’s guestrooms and wireless Internet access is available in the hotel’s public spaces.

The property is located at 9100 North Kendall Dr., Miami, Fla. The hotel was formerly an independent property known as Kendall Hotel & Suites.

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts participates in Priority Club Rewards. With more than 33 million members, Priority Club® Rewards is the first, largest and fastest-growing guest loyalty program in the hotel industry. Winner of the 19th Annual Freddie Awards hotel loyalty “Program of the Year” and named “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World” two years running by Global Traveler magazine, Priority Club Rewards offers more sought-after benefits and the greatest ease of use of any hotel loyalty program.

Enrollment in Priority Club Rewards is free. Guests can enroll by logging on at, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s 3,700 hotels worldwide.

Crowne Plaza was recently recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry’s top growing brands. As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has more than 275 hotels in 48 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit or call 1-800-2CROWNE.


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