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  Biggest Bed Jump-world record set by InterContinental Hotels Group   
 NEW YORK, NY, USA -- For over a 16-hour time span,an estimated 20,000 people across the globe in New York, Shanghai, Paris and London jumped on four giant beds to celebrate the five million free room nights up for grabs and set the record for the World's Biggest Bed Jump.

   Photo: Shawn Johnson, Olympic gold medalist and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant reaches new heights to kick-off IHG's (InterContinental Hotels Group) World's Biggest Bed Jump to celebrate the industry's richest and "Biggest Free Nights" offer. (enlarge photo)

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the World's Biggest Bed Jump and encourage people around the world to have fun jumping on the bed for the launch of IHG's' Biggest Free Nights' offer," said Olympic gold medalist and "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Shawn Johnson.

"With our 'Biggest Free Nights' Offer, we have nearly five million free nights available in over 4,000 hotels across 100 countries and seven brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express," said Tom Seddon, IHG's Chief Marketing Officer.

   "To celebrate the promotion we're inviting people to come and rediscover the fun and excitement of bed jumping and certainly to put a big smile on their faces."

   A team of 100 people worked for five weeks to build the 42 foot by 28 foot beds, topping them with 30 double mattresses and a huge super sized duvet that could cover 65 regular double-beds.

   Construction involved:
   * Six tons of steel
   * 2,200 lbs of wood
   * And more than 200,000 nuts and bolts

Featured athletes included:
   * Bryant Park, New York, USA: Shawn Johnson, 2008 Olympic women's balance beam gold medalist and individual all-round silver medalist
   * Century Square, Shanghai, China: Jiang Yi Qi, the 2008 Trampoline World Cup, women's synchronized champion
   * La Place de la Defense, Paris, France: Marina Ducroux, the 2007 French women's trampoline champion and David Martin, four time French trampoline champion
   * Covent Garden, London, UK: Jamie Moore and James Higgins from the 2012 Great Britain Olympic team

   For more details on the special offer visit:

   InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,100 hotels and more than 600,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.

     IHG Bed Jump around the world video

     IHG Bed Jump New York Video

  Link: World's Biggest Bed Jump Photo Gallery

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   Friday, May 8, 2009

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