17 September, 2012
Crowne Plaza Conversion Opens in Tulsa, Okla.
Upscale hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting
space and ballrooms for large and small events and
ATLANTA, GA - IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:
IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces the opening of the
Crowne Plaza Tulsa, Okla. The eleven-story, 286-room hotel
underwent a conversion from a Hilton and features newly
redesigned guestrooms and public spaces.
Located at 7902 South Lewis Ave., the
Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills is conveniently
located close to the Creek Turnpike, U.S. Highway 75 and
Interstate Highway 44. Nearby businesses include Direct
Energy, CitiPlex Towers, ENGlobal, LynnCo, Valerus, T.D.
Williamson, Inc., Zurich Insurance Group, ConocoPhillips,
Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway and Oral Roberts
University. The Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, ranked one of
the top hospitals in Oklahoma, is also nearby.
For travelers who want to experience Tulsa's entertainment
and recreational activities, the hotel is near the Oklahoma
Aquarium, Jenks Riverwalk Crossing, Tulsa Hills Shopping
Center, River Spirit Casino, Southern Hills Country Club
and Turkey Mountain that has hiking and biking trails.
"We're pleased to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to the Tulsa
area, especially in such a convenient location for business
travelers," said Gina LaBarre, vice president,
Americas Brand Management, IHG. "There are several
major employers in the area that will benefit from the
meetings-savvy products and services that only a Crowne
Plaza can provide."
The hotel features 13,000 square feet of meeting space with
five total ballrooms. The space can be configured into as
many as six meeting rooms for smaller meetings. The Crowne
Plaza offers a signature comprehensive meetings program
that ensures a seamless planning process and an exceptional
meeting experience consisting of three key components: a
Two-Hour Response Guarantee, a Crowne Meetings Director and
a Daily Meetings Debrief.
"A significant investment is being made to make
the hotel ready for business and leisure travelers who
expect an upscale Crowne Plaza experience," said Felicia
McGee, general manager. "The hotel is great for business
and leisure travelers with upgraded guestrooms and
amenities that provide a comfortable, relaxing stay."
The Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills boasts 286
guestrooms, including one presidential suite and six junior
suites. Guests can take advantage of a variety of
amenities, including complimentary wireless Internet in
guest rooms, king beds with pull-out sofas, a fitness
center, business center and an all-seasons indoor pool.
The hotel's food and beverage offering includes Legends
Grill; a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner. For breakfast, the Legends Grill features a buffet
and made-to-order eggs and omelets. The Falls Lounge offers
dinner and cocktails. Other amenities include onsite
complimentary parking and complimentary shuttle service.
The Crowne Plaza Tulsa - Southern Hills is
independently owned by McSam Hotels and operated by Packard
Management Group, under a license agreement with a company
in the InterContinental Hotels Group. To make a
reservation, call 1-877-2-CROWNE or go to www.crowneplaza.com.
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts participates in IHG's guest
loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards; the
industry's first and largest guest loyalty program has 67
million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free
and guests can enroll by logging on at priorityclub.com, by
calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of
this hotel or any of IHG's nearly 4,500 hotels worldwide.
About Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
As part of the IHG global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels &
Resorts is a dynamic hotel brand located in nearly 60
countries around the world in major urban centers, gateway
cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest
upscale hotel brand in the world, Crowne Plaza was recently
recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the
industry's top-growing brands, and travel buyers rated
Crowne Plaza as the top upscale/select-service brand in
Business Travel News' 2011 U.S. Hotel Chain survey.
Truly international, Crowne Plaza offers premium
accommodation, designed for the discerning business and
leisure traveler who appreciates simplified elegance
combined with the practicality of the latest features, as
well as value for money. At Crowne Plaza, guests can enjoy
a 24-hour business service, wireless high speed Internet
access in the lobby plus fitness and leisure facilities.
For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com or
call 1-800-2CROWNE. Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza
or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.
Sherry Telford, IHG, email@example.com,
Caroline Huston, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Notes to Editors:
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and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its
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people into additional roles across its estate over the
next few years.
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