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The current Crowne Plaza logo
Royal Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Crowne Plaza Hotel in İzmir, Turkey

Crowne Plaza is a chain of full service, upscale hotels catering to business travelers and to the meetings and conventions market. The brand is owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group. The hotels are usually located in city centres, resorts, or near major airports.

Originally branded as "Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza", the first United States Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel was opened in Rockville, Maryland, in 1983, within a couple of years the brand was spun off as an independent chain (still owned at the time by Holiday Inn). The first Crowne Plaza Resort opened in Madeira, Portugal in 1999. Crowne Plaza once owned the Isle of Capri Casino resort chain.

Today, the brand represents over 400 hotels globally, with 70,082 bedrooms, and an expanding 58 hotels in the pipeline. In 1990, the InterContinental Hotels Group purchased the Holiday Inn family; today its portfolio includes the luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the upscale boutique brand Hotel Indigo, the upscale extended stay brand Staybridge Suites, the midscale extended stay brand Candlewood Suites, and the midscale, full service brand Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and the midscale limited service brand Holiday Inn Express.

In July 2009, Crowne Plaza was recognized by Lodging Hospitality magazine as one of the industry's top growing brands. As part of the InterContinental Hotels Group global portfolio, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts has over 400 hotels in 52 countries, and are located in major urban centers, gateway cities and resort destinations.

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Notable properties

  • The Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel has more meeting space on site than any other Crowne Plaza in the World

Operations

Crowne Plaza hotels are found in the United States as well as:

Sponsorship

Crowne Plaza is the sponsor of touring car champion Andy Priaulx.

Crowne Plaza is the sponsor of FIA World Touring Car Championship driver Andy Priaulx, a multiple touring car champion.

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