"Microsoft app developers have always provided rich functionality and value for our shared customers, and Windows 8 gives them the platform to deliver," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "The re-imagining of Windows keeps our app developers ahead of the competition and gives our shared customers flexibility and choice."
In 2011, the Priority Club Rewards app for Windows Phone was introduced as yet another first for the hotel industry on a Microsoft platform. IHG continues to expand the breadth of its customized products for existing and emerging web and mobile platforms, creating relevant e-commerce tools for the more than 69 million loyal Priority Club members worldwide and all guests who prefer to stay with the IHG family of brands.
Apps for IHG's existing hotel brands and Priority Club Rewards loyalty program are also available for iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, BlackBerry®, and Kindle Fire®. Reservations also can be made worldwide by visiting www.ihg.com.
Notes to Editors:IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs) is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, as well as our two newest brands, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 69 million members worldwide. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 672,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate 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. Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media , www.twitter.com/ihg , www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc . About the Holiday Inn® brand With over 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn ® is the most widely recognized lodging brand in the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international hotel brands to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms and, Kids Eat and Stay Free programs, demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resort to serving travelers and have helped to establish the brand as "America's Favorite Hotel." And now, Holiday Inn is ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-scale Full Service Hotel Chains, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 and 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study SM. For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resort, including IHG's vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.holidayinn.com. Find us on Twitter http://www.Twitter.com/holidayinn or Facebook www.Facebook.com/holidayinnhotels.