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New Crowne Plaza® Hotel Opens in Downtown Stamford

$18 Million Newly-Renovated Hotel is IHG’s Newest Addition to the Stamford Community


InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] announces the opening of the 355-room Crowne Plaza Stamford hotel, following a significant renovation funded by Montreal-based owner, Rosdev Corporation. With a capacity for more than 1,600 guests and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space, this hotel is ideal for hosting a wide range of events including casual meetings, large-scale conferences and gala-style social events.

Guests at the newest Stamford hotel will experience the Crowne Plaza brand’s new “Always On” enhancements that are focused on connectivity, wellness and productivity. The 24-hour business center features U-Connect, the hospitality industry’s leading business center solution while new technology offers single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords. The hotel also features an Energy Essentials Wellness Station with healthy snacks and drinks to help guests stay energized and balanced to perform at their best.

“This newest addition to the Crowne Plaza portfolio of hotels will provide guests with the amenities and top-notch services they need to be productive when they’re on the road for work,“ said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, IHG. ”Our guests are looking for a hotel that caters to their business needs so it’s important that we provide an environment that enables them to focus on getting their work done.”

Formerly an independent hotel, the Crowne Plaza Stamford hotel has a wide selection of dining options at its two onsite restaurants. With its annex bar serving premium sprints, wine and cocktails, Restaurant 2701 features a variety of American Fusion dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Japanese Sushi restaurant, Soosh, is known for its signature Chilean Sea Bass. The hotel has 23 junior suites as well as one presidential suite which offers an open floor plan with a full kitchen and in-suite dining and living rooms. All standard guest rooms include an iron, ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker and complimentary high speed internet access is available throughout the entire hotel.

The hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® program, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services such as signature bedding, designated quiet zone floor and aromatherapy.

Conveniently situated in downtown Stamford, hotel guests are only a 45 minute train ride outside of New York City. Business travelers can take advantage of the Crowne Plaza brand’s reputation as the ideal choice for meetings and events. The hotel features the comprehensive Crowne Plaza meetings program, which includes a two-hour response guarantee to RFPs, a dedicated meetings director and a daily meeting debrief. Those in town for leisure can enjoy the various dining and shopping options in downtown Stamford.

“The Crowne Plaza services and amenities, as well as our close proximity to New York City, will make us a choice hotels for both business and leisure travelers in the Stamford area,” said Michael Moser, Crowne Plaza Stamford general manager.

Crowne Plaza hotels participate in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG® Rewards Club, which is the industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with more than 79 million members. IHG® Rewards Club is free to join and guests can enroll at, by downloading the IHG® app, by calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of any of IHG’s more than 4,700 hotels worldwide. All IHG Rewards Club members will have access to free Internet globally in 2014. The scale and diversity of the IHG family of brands means that our hotels can meet our guests’ needs whatever the occasion. Guests can also book a green hotel stay at any of our IHG Green Engage enrolled hotels.

About Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts
Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza ® Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand located in nearly 65 countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale full-service hotel brand in the world and one of the fastest growing, the Crowne Plaza brand has a solid foundation for future growth. The portfolio has doubled since 2003 to nearly 400 hotels, and the global pipeline has increased fourfold to almost 100 hotels. At Crowne Plaza hotels, we help our guests feel energized and productive, and our Sleep Advantage ® program ensures our guests get a great night’s sleep to power through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit or call 1-877-2CROWNE. Connect with us on Twitter: or Facebook:

Media Contacts:
Kristal McKanders, Crowne Plaza ® Hotels & Resorts,, (770) 604-2082
Abby Jensen, IHG,, (770) 604-2475

Notes to Editors:

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 82 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 697,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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