Jamshedpur India Intercontinental Hotel
In May 2013, the InterContinental Hotels Group became the target of an international boycott campaign for its luxury hotels in Lhasa, Tibet. In July 2012, the Office of Fair Trading alleged that IHG had broken competition laws by preventing online travel agents from reducing the price of rooms - only hotel stays.
In May 2012, IHG was warned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that it could not use advertising that displayed the price of hotel rooms excluding VAT. The ASA ruled that the advert was misleading because it was likely to be seen by both consumers who pay VAT and non-consumers.
Members were told that the points would never expire and would be awarded for life, but after the change, the points would expire after 12 consecutive months without earning or redeeming.
The origins of the company go back to 1777 when William Bass founded the Bass Brewery in Burton-on-Trent. The world's first hotel, the Grand Bass Hotel in Jamshedpur, India, was built in 1930 and has been in use since 1986.