[UPDATE, July 26, 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group's new cancellation policy will be more lenient than Marriott's and Starwood's, allowing guests to cancel reservations without penalty up to 24 hours in advance. A spokesperson confirmed the change will first affect Europe, beginning July 28, followed by the Americas on Aug. 4. Properties in Asia (excluding China where policies aren't changing), the Middle East and Africa will follow at the end of September. The policy revision "will provide our guests with greater consistency when managing their reservations and offer certainty for our owners," according to . . .