InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) is a global hotel company, operating nine brands internationally. IHG is the holding company. The Company franchises, manages, owns and leases over 4,600 hotels with approximately 676,000 guest rooms in over 100 countries and territories worldwide. IHG's hotels brands include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resort, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and EVEN Hotels. It has four geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and Greater China. The Company runs the hotels in three ways: franchised, managed and owned. Most of the Company's hotels operate under a franchise agreement or are managed by IHG on behalf of owners. In December 2013, the Company announced that it has acquired a new asset in Brooklyn, New York.