IHG Opens Crowne Plaza Hotel Near Phoenix Airport
Friday January 3rd, 2014 - 4:36PM BP
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PHOENIX—IHG today announced the 290-room Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel as its newest addition. 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.
The Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel, owned by CHPH, LLC, and managed by Heavlin Management, LLC, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.
“We are pleased to expand the Crowne Plaza brand in a major U.S. market, especially in such a convenient location for business travelers," stated Gina LaBarre, VP, 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.”
The Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel is the closest hotel to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and offers access 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.
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