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Raju Shrestha Appointed as General Manager for Holiday Inn Cochin

Kochi, December 15th, 2011- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced the appointment of Raju Shrestha as the General Manager of Holiday Inn Cochin.

Market Press Release December 19, 2011 9:35 am
Contact Information
Priscilla May DSouza


+91 080 41133277
Raju Shrestha will be leading the team at Holiday Inn Cochin and takes on this role with a strong understanding of IHG's brand mission. He will be instrumental in managing hotel revenue, budgeting, operations and leading the 181 hotel staff to create Cochin's fresh destination for everyday people.

Having been with the IHG brand since 1997, Raju Shrestha has been employed at Soaltee Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu; Crowne Plaza Karon Beach, Phuket; Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon and finally Holiday Inn Gem Park Ooty, where he served as a General Manager. Under his leadership, Holiday Inn Gem Park Ooty was awarded National Energy Conservation Award by the Government of India. In 2007, as Director for Rooms at Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon, the hotel was awarded the best Business hotel and India's Leading New Business Hotel.

Commenting on his new role, Raju Shrestha said, "I am looking forward to taking on my role as General Manager at Holiday Inn Cochin. Cochin is emerging as a key destination in the hospitality space and I am excited to be establishing IHG's presence in this region with Holiday Inn Cochin. We have plans to aggressively scale up our growth and revenues through innovative ideas at Holiday Inn Cochin."

With the launch of Holiday Inn Cochin which was unveiled in July, the 212 room property strategically located along the National Highway Bypass has been providing travellers a fresh destination minutes away from the central business district and the heart of the city. In the heart of Kerala, Holiday Inn Cochin offers authentic cuisines with real service and local knowledge.

About Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn offers today's business and leisure travellers dependability, friendly service and modern attractive facilities at excellent value. You'll find them throughout the world in small towns and major cities, along quiet roadways and near bustling airports because Holiday Inn hotels are always conveniently located. Since 1952 Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts have provided the services business travellers need, while also offering leisure travellers a comfortable, casual atmosphere where they can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants, room service, swimming pools, fitness centres and comfortable lounges. For more details:

About IHG
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,400 hotels and more than 645,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club Rewards with 48 million members worldwide.

IHG has 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

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

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at

Media Contacts:
Priscilla May D'Souza
Gutenberg Communications
+91 080 41133277 Ext - 26

Kunal Shanker
Executive Assistant Manager
Holiday Inn Cochin
+91 484 4199003

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