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InterContinental Hotels Group Announces Latest Addition to its Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Portfolio in the Northeastern U.S.

InterContinental Hotels Group Announces Latest Addition to its Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts Portfolio in the Northeastern U.S.

Category: North America & West Indies / Carribean islands -
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2006-01-23

InterContinental Hotels Group announced today the opening of its latest Crowne Plaza hotel in Southbury, Conn.

There are now four Crowne Plaza hotels with more than 900 guestrooms in the state of Connecticut with the addition of the Crowne Plaza Southbury. The InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio in Connecticut is represented by four of its brands, including the upscale, full service, limited service, and midscale extended stay segments with 19 hotels and nearly 3,000 rooms.

The Crowne Plaza Southbury is conveniently located off I-84 between Hartford and Danbury and is just minutes from a variety of restaurants, shops and the Antique Capital of Connecticut. The Palace Theater, also nearby, is just one of the many cultural centers in the area. Major corporations such as Chemtura, IBM, Timex, Management Resouses, Charter Communications, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Oxford Airport have offices in the surrounding area.

By the end of 2006, the 197-room hotel will undergo a $2 million renovation and will include updated room décor, upgrades to the lobby, restaurant, pool area, fitness center and building exterior.

Guest room amenities at the property include: air conditioning, voice mail, coffee maker, hair dryer, make-up mirror, data ports, iron and ironing board. Nine guestrooms are suites. The Crowne Plaza Southbury also offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, a 24-hour reception desk, express check-out, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, business center, complimentary guest parking and complimentary shuttle service within five miles of the hotel. The hotel’s Arrowhead Restaurant, offers American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Lobby Lounge offers light fare and cocktails.

“The Crowne Plaza Southbury is the first of nearly 20 Crowne Plaza hotels set to open in the North America during 2006,” said Kevin Kowalski, vice president, brand management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to providing our industry leading meetings service and a great night’s sleep via our Sleep Advantage program to all our guests in Southbury.”

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. With nearly 13,000-sq. ft. of meeting space, including two ballrooms and nine additional meeting rooms, the Crowne Plaza Southbury provides the perfect venue for business meetings and social functions.

The hotel features the newly introduced Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage which is available at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The 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.

“We are delighted to open Southbury’s first Crowne Plaza hotel,” said Sanjeev R. Patel, general manager. “Coupled with THE PLACE TO MEET and Sleep Advantage programs, Southbury residents and visitors alike will be very pleased with the Crowne Plaza experience.”

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