InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG], announced the 290-room Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel as the newest addition to the portfolio of Phoenix hotels in the IHG family of brands. The 10-story property, a conversion from an independent hotel, has undergone a significant multi-million dollar renovation and is the third hotel for the Crowne Plaza brand in Phoenix.
“We are pleased to expand the Crowne Plaza brand in a major U.S. market, especially in such a convenient location for business travelers," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Upscale Brands, IHG. "We know our guests need to be productive when they’re on the road for work, and our hotels offer the service and amenities that enable them to be successful.”
Guests can take advantage of a variety of amenities that support business travelers and help them be on top of their work, like a 24-hour business center, 24-hour airport shuttle service and 18,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 13 meeting rooms and a ballroom. The hotel also offers complimentary covered parking for hotel guests and a well-equipped fitness center. Presidential and junior suites come with king beds, upgraded amenities, in-room safes, marble bathrooms and flat screen TVs. Guests can enjoy full-service dining and bar services at “The Post” – featuring contemporary American cuisine – and “Perch” – serving signature cocktails and regional beers and wines with light eating options.
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 for guests to providing innovative products and services. Program components include signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones and aromatherapy.
Funded by CHPH, LLC, all guest rooms, meeting space, public areas and dining spaces have been renovated in a contemporary style with soothing muted tones. Additionally, a 2,500-square-foot deck has been added to the outdoor heated pool where guests can relax, recharge and enjoy the Arizona sunshine.
“We’re incredibly excited to align ourselves with a major upscale global hotel brand focused on productivity,” said Darlene Heavlin, the hotel’s general manager. “Our unique location as the airport’s closest hotel and direct connections to public transport and airport services enable us to attract both traditional business travelers and airline crews.”
The Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel is the closest hotel to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and offers easy access to speedy connections to downtown Phoenix and Arizona State University via the METRO Light Rail system. Additionally, the hotel is a short drive to the Phoenix Convention Center, Chase Field, home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, and US Airways Center, downtown Phoenix’s prominent entertainment venue and home to the Phoenix Suns.
The Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel is one of several Crowne Plaza properties opened in the U.S. this year. The brand has seen growth in top U.S. markets with recent openings in downtown Detroit, Mich. and Charlotte, N.C. With a quality global pipeline of nearly 100 hotels, the Crowne Plaza estate currently has more than 380 hotels worldwide.
The Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel, owned by CHPH, LLC, and managed by Heavlin Management, LLC, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG. To make a reservation, call 1-877-2-CROWNE or visit IHG.com/crowneplaza. The Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand participates in IHG’s guest loyalty program, IHG Rewards® Club. The industry’s first and largest guest loyalty program with more than 76 million members is free to join and guests can enroll at ihgrewardsclub.com, by downloading the IHG® app or by inquiring at the front desk of any of the more than 4,600 IHG 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.
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