The following press release was issued today:
IHG’s CANDLEWOOD SUITES® JOINS TNA IMPACT WRESTLING AS OFFICIAL HOTEL BRAND FOR THE ORGANIZATION
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 4, 2013) – TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is proud to join with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world’s largest hotel companies, in a one-year agreement naming IHG’s extended stay brand Candlewood Suites® as the official hotel partner for the organization’s more than 120 annual live events. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING produces events across the globe and is dedicated to brand loyalty.
“We are really looking forward to this new relationship with TNA IMPACT WRESTLING,” said Robert Radomski, Vice President of Brand Leadership, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. “This partnership provides a fantastic opportunity for IHG – and specifically Candlewood Suites hotels – to showcase talent, production team and fan travel accommodations for TNA IMPACT WRESTLING as they travel throughout the U.S. and around the globe.”
To support the relationship, the organization will cross-brand the alliance throughout the company’s various marketing partners. Candlewood Suites hotels will utilize TNA IMPACT WRESTLING’s many marketing platforms to showcase the brand throughout the year. Cross-promotional efforts include website marketing (www.impactwrestling.com), inclusion in exclusive TNA IMPACT WRESTLING talent-based video programs for the Internet and a presence at the company’s live events throughout the United States. Additionally, all TNA IMPACT WRESTLING staff, officials and talent will reside at Candlewood Suites and other IHG-branded hotels while traveling throughout the season.
“Aligning with IHG Candlewood Suites hotels is a natural extension to our growing brand,” said TNA Wrestling Vice President of Marketing Michael Weber. “It is important to us to form strategic alliances with like-minded companies. With our growing live event schedule and need for a high volume of hotel rooms for our talent, staff and fans, we know we are at the beginning of a great relationship that can be marketed locally and globally.”
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About TNA Entertainment, LLC:
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Sting, James Storm, Bully Ray, Bobby Roode, Brooke Hogan, the lovely and lethal Knockouts and many more through TNA’s highly successful “IMPACT WRESTLING” broadcasts weekly on SPIKE TV. In addition, TNA produces Pay-Per-View events and more than 100 non-televised live shows around the world each year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.
About Candlewood Suites Hotels:
Candlewood Suites hotels are focused on comfort, space and value. At more than 299 properties located throughout North America, guests find spacious studio and one-bedroom suites each with its own fully equipped kitchen, executive desk, DVD player, recliner and telephone with voice mail plus free local calls. The Candlewood Gym and free Guest Laundry facilities are open around the clock, and guests can take advantage of the 24-hour Candlewood Cupboard®, where they will find breakfast items, snacks, refreshments, easy to prepare meals and necessities available on the honor system. Guests can borrow items to enhance their extended visit, including a desk fan, blenders, board games and more, from the new Lending Locker. Candlewood Suites hotels offer guests all of this at a very comfortable price.
For more information or to book a reservation, visit ihg.com/candlewood or call 1-888-CANDLEWOOD. Find Candlewood Suites hotels on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Candlewood or Facebook www.Facebook.com/CandlewoodSuites.
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IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 675,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
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