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IHG has built a groundbreaking tool unique in the hotel industry that will make it easier to plan and book an IHG branded hotel room anywhere in the world in just a few clicks. Visitors to IHG's web site www.ihg.com or www.earth.ihg.com can download for free a unique tool that combines Google Earth technology with a special IHG hotels file. Once the file is downloaded, guests can literally see the world, home in on their destination city, town or landmark, see where any one of the more than 4,000 IHG branded hotels are located in relation to their travel needs, and book their hotel room directly from the trip planning tool - and all at the same time. IHG's seven hotel brands include InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. The IHG trip planner tool was developed to enhance the travel planning experience for guests by increasing the ease with which they can make reservations and plan their itineraries prior to arriving at their destination from the comfort of their own home. The tool enables guests to:
von Essen hotels are delighted to announce the acquisition of Callow Hall in Derbyshire. Surrounded by 44 acres of private Derbyshire countryside, Callow Hall is a family run Country House Hotel with 16 bedrooms. The award winning 2 AA Rosette Restaurant at Callow Hall is a destination in itself. von Essen hotels expansion across the UK continues with the acquisition of Callow Hall in the Peak District. The von Essen hotels private collection now numbers 28 properties and Summer 2009 sees the official inauguration of a hotel and new look Heliport at Battersea in London.
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