Bowling Green, Ky -- December 13, 2012 - The Candlewood Suites Bowling Green received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) 2012 Torchbearer Award, the company's most prestigious award. The Torchbearer Award was presented during the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 24–26, 2012.

The Candlewood Suites Bowling Green is one of only 102 properties, and one of only ten Candlewood Suites, within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 4,500 hotels for achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operation -- from quality to customer satisfaction. A 2012 Torchbearer trophy, the company's symbol of excellence, will be on permanent display at the hotel.

"It is my pleasure to name the Candlewood Suites Bowling Green as one of the top-notch hotels in our industry," said Kirk Kinsell, President, the Americas, IHG. "This hotel embodies the heart of our brand promise and continues to make IHG properties known and admired throughout the world, continuing our mission to deliver Great Hotels Guests Love."

Nearly 5,000 franchise owners, operators and company officials attended the 2012 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference. 

For more information, please contact: Kacie Hood, Candlewood Suites Bowling Green, 270-843-5505 Celeste Sauls, IHG, 770-604-5415