|InterContinental Hotels Group is a global hotels
company headquartered in Denham, United Kingdom. It is
the largest hotels company in the world measured by
number of rooms (with 646,000 as of January 2010), and
has over 4,500 hotels in over 100 countries. Its brands
include InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza.
Around 3,800 of the company's hotels operate under
franchise agreements, around 630 are managed by the
company and 16 are owned.