May 21, 2012 at 01:40 PM
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International Sailing Fed Scores Official Hotel

IHG, one of the world's largest hotel companies, has become official hotel provider to the International Sailing Federation in a deal that will run through December 2013. The sponsorship provides IHG with extensive marketing and image rights to ISAF and will provide discounted rates to ISAF members.

The partnership will allow ISAF members to book rooms at exclusive rates at IHG hotels including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. IHG's loyalty program, Priority Club Rewards is the world's largest with 63 million members worldwide.

"Working alongside one of the world's leading hotel companies will be a huge benefit to the ISAF Family," ISAF Secretary General, Jerome Pels, said. "We are pleased to offer ISAF members exclusive rates at some of the best hotels in the world."

"ISAF have ambitious global plans to develop their sport and get more people sailing," Matt Luscombe, IHG Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe, said. "With over 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries worldwide, IHG is delighted to welcome the ISAF and their members whenever and wherever they need to travel."

Holiday Inn, an IHG company, is also Official Hotel Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and IHG is Official Hotel Provider to British Gymnastic, British Swimming and British Cycling.