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InterContinental Wellington Best NZ Business Hotel

InterContinental Wellington scoops Best Business Hotel in NZ title

(Wellington, 24 November, 2003) - Its official: InterContinental Wellington is the Best Business Hotel in New Zealand, as voted by the public and a panel of industry experts.

The awards – the Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards 2003 - are in their sixth year and are run by Business Asia magazine, involving over 95 Hotels, in 14 different Asia Pacific countries. They aim to recognise the Hotels that provide the business traveller with excellence in service and facilities, and to encourage quality throughout the Business Hotel industry.

Director of Sales and Marketing for the InterContinental Hotels Group in New Zealand/South Pacific, Andrew Loader was delighted with the result.

“Our team is proud to receive this accolade which acknowledges that we have set the benchmark for 5-star superior accommodation in New Zealand. At InterContinental Wellington, our aim is to provide a first-class service to compliment our first class facilities.

“We are constantly reviewing our systems, infrastructure and technology to ensure we provide excellence, 24 hours a day, to all our customers and especially business travellers, from throughout New Zealand and around the world.”

InterContinental Wellington is the city’s only five-star hotel and includes 231 air conditioned guests rooms, Chameleon – the NZ restaurant of the year 2003, and full business and concierge services. Other attractions include express check-in, late
check-out, free refreshments for Club InterContinental guests and a 15-minute massage on arrival.

InterContinental Hotels Group’s portfolio includes eight hotels in New Zealand: InterContinental Wellington, Crowne Plaza Auckland, Crowne Plaza Christchurch, Holiday Inn Christchurch, Parkroyal Queenstown, Centra Auckland Airport, Centra Christchurch and Centra Rotorua.

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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON: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 (www.ichotelsgroup.com). The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised 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 - www.intercontinental.com for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, www.crowneplaza.com for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, www.holiday-inn.com for Holiday Inn hotels, www.hiexpress.com for Express by Holiday Inn hotels, www.staybridge.com for Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn hotels and, for the Group’s rewards programme, www.priorityclub.com

For the latest news from InterContinental Hotels Group, visit our online Press Office at www.pressoffice.ihgplc.com


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