IHG Launches Windows 8 App

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InterContinental Hotels Groups Holiday Inn brand has launched a travel app for Windows 8, for a variety of PCs and tablet devices.

The new app allows guests to find and book rooms at any Holiday Inn hotel, as well as at the more than 4,500 IHG hotels worldwide, including the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites brands.

Through the apps tile on the Start screen, guests can directly search for hotels; see property photo galleries and descriptions; and view existing reservations. Priority Club Rewards members also can view their status and check their points balance.

Holiday Inn has transformed the hospitality industry with its innovative and modern approach to guest services, and has a rich heritage of firsts in the industry, so it was a natural fit for our first app for Windows 8 to be rolled out with this industry-leading brand, said Michael Menis, vice president, Web and Interactive Marketing, IHG. Developing an easy-to-use e-commerce app furthers our commitment to identifying and leveraging emerging technology to drive satisfaction for our guests, while optimizing revenue delivery for our hotels,

The Holiday Inn app for Windows 8 is available for free download, with no hidden costs, from the Windows Store.

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.

Apps for IHGs existing hotel brands and Priority Club Rewards loyalty program are also available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Kindle Fire.

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