Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central Joins IHG Hotels to Raise Funds for “Race Around the World” Campaign


(Macao, Sept. 17, 2015) – Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central team members joined hands with team members from Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotels in Macao on Sept. 16, 2015, to participate in “Race Around the World.”

The “Race Around the World” campaign is part of a wider effort to raise funds for the IHG® Shelter Fund, which in turn funds the company’s Shelter in a Storm campaign, a disaster relief programme set up by IHG’s corporate office to provide assistance to people affected by various disasters around the world. Fundraising activities are held at IHG hotels and corporate offices around the world and throughout the year.

Hotels play a key role in society during times of disaster as people naturally go to hotels to seek shelter during these times. Shelter in a Storm guides hotels through the best way to respond when disasters strike. The IHG Shelter Fund has already helped thousands of people affected by disasters around the world.

The “Race Around the World” event is just one way that IHG team members and members of the public have contributed to this campaign. More than 150 participants enjoyed a fun-filled two-hour jogging challenge around Parque Municipal da Colina da Guia in Macao on Wednesday afternoon.

About Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central
Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central is at the heart of Sands Cotai Central, the new integrated resort located in Macao’s leisure, shopping, entertainment and event destination – the Cotai Strip. Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central offers 1,224 attractive guestrooms and suites where guests can have the comfort of genuine service, tailored to their real world needs. With the capacity to host and accommodate large groups and conferences, the hotel has access to the expansive meeting and event space of Sands Cotai Central. Just five minutes from Macau International Airport, the hotel is also a short taxi or complimentary shuttle ride away from ferry terminals and the mainland China border. Macao’s UNESCO heritage sites and city centre are within easy reach. Guests can enjoy live street-level performances while enjoying luxury duty-free shopping at Shoppes at Cotai Central, or take advantage of the expansive array of dining, entertainment and spa options of Sands Cotai Central and its interconnected family of resorts.

About Holiday Inn
With 1,200 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn is the most widely-recognised 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 travellers need, while also offering a comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities such as restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centres and comfortable lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and on-site business facilities, KidSuites rooms, Kids Eat and Stay Free programmes demonstrate the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn to serving travellers and have helped to establish the brand as "America's Favourite Hotel." For more information about Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, including IHG's new timeshare brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book reservations, call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit


About Sands® Cotai Central
Opened in April 2012, Sands® Cotai Central is the pathway to adventure, fun and fortune at the centre point of the Cotai Strip. Featuring three celebrated hotel brands – Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn – Sands Cotai Central offers visitors to Cotai an expanded offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 6,000 hotel rooms and suites, and 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of retail, entertainment and dining facilities, and meetings and convention space. With over 150 retail outlets, Shoppes at Cotai Central joins Shoppes at Venetian and Shoppes at Four Seasons to offer a selection of more than 650 luxury duty-free stores – the most in any one single location in all of Macao. And with two spas, three health clubs and 300,000 square feet (28,000 square metres) of gaming space in two, uniquely themed gaming areas, Sands Cotai Central provides a new level of luxury and accessibility to Cotai.

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