MICROS Launches First Self-Serve OPERA Kiosk at Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA

COLUMBIA, Md., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS) , a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, and InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG; [ADRs])

(LONDON: IHG) , the world’s most global hotel company, have installed the first OPERA Kiosk pilot. The full service kiosk allows guests to make specific changes to their reservations, check in or out of the hotel, as well as check in to specific airlines and print boarding passes on the spot.

The OPERA Kiosk was developed in partnership with Kinetics, a subsidiary of NCR Corporation. The kiosk has a real-time interface to the MICROS OPERA Property Management System via the OPERA Kiosk Web Services. Kinetics’ CheckInHere solution enables hotel guests to obtain their airline boarding passes via the OPERA Kiosk.

Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., is the site of the OPERA kiosk pilot. Since opening in January 2004, the prototype hotel has served as the pilot for many Holiday Inn brand innovations. Large-scale implementation of the kiosk should begin later this summer.

“MICROS worked very closely with IHG to develop the kiosk which provides point-to-point access and gets to the heart of what matters most to people — genuine service,” stated Angela Brav, Senior Vice President, Applied Technology for InterContinental Hotels Group. “Offering our guests a way to make their hotel experience easier and quicker gets to the core level of hospitality we provide.”

“The OPERA Kiosk is more innovative and feature rich than the first generation kiosks found in most hotel properties today,” stated Tom Giannopoulos, Chairman and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc. “With check in access to the airline systems, automated key-encoder, and folio printers, the OPERA Kiosk will become a desired amenity to business and leisure travelers.”

About InterContinental Hotels Group

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is the world’s most global hotel company and the largest by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 534,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental(R) Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza(R) Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn(R) Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express(R), Staybridge Suites(R), Candlewood Suites(R) and Hotel Indigo(TM), and also manages the world’s largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club(R) Rewards, with more than 24 million members worldwide. In addition to this, InterContinental Hotels Group has a controlling interest in Britvic, the second largest soft drinks manufacturer in the UK.

InterContinental Hotels Group offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/ and information for the Priority Club Rewards program at http://www.priorityclub.com/.

For the latest news from InterContinental Hotels Group, visit our online Press Office at http://www.ihgplc.com/media.

About MICROS Systems, Inc.

MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 200,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 20,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point- of-sale and loss prevention products through its subsidiary Datavantage for more than 50,000 specialty retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.

For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Director of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (800) 638-0985. You can also visit the MICROS website at http://www.micros.com/ or send an email to info@micros.com.

The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc. All other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.

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