Out Now: New OWNER Magazine

Check out the latest OWNER magazine, now available exclusively to Association members. Highlighting how our dynamic Working Groups advocate on owners' behalf and recent results from Association leadership meetings, this issue also provides exclusive coverage of Lodging One Hospitality's successful first year with the IHG Owners Association Healthcare Program, a deep dive into the benefits of FreedomPay, a first look at the refreshed Member Center and more.

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The IHG Owners Association represents the interests of more than 4,000 owners and operators of nearly 3,000 IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG®) brand hotels worldwide. We provide our members with an unrivaled platform for sharing their views and communicating with IHG leadership regarding critical industry topics and hotel operations. 

Our mission is to strengthen the returns on members' investments in IHG hotels. We ensure owners like you have the access, insights and influence you need to strengthen your business profitability and value.

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IHG Owners Association Announces 2024 Global Board of Directors, Led by Chair Nellie Dhanji

The IHG Owners Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Nellie Dhanji as the Chair of its Global Board of Directors for 2024. Dhanji currently serves as Vice President …

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U.S. to Expand Visa Interview Waiver Authority in 2024

The U.S. State Department will expand its policy of waiving in-person interviews for select visa applicants next year. Set to expire on December 31, the travel industry had been pushing for an extension to the policy.

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Latest Issue of OWNER Now Available

The newest edition of OWNER magazine, "Inner Workings," is now available! Get an inside view of how our dynamic Working Groups advocate tirelessly for owners and find results from recent Association leadership meetings. This issue also explores Lodging One Hospitality's successful first year with the IHG Owners Association Healthcare Program, discovers the benefits of FreedomPay, gives a first look at the refreshed Member Center and much more.

Learn More About Our Advocacy for Owners

Watch our recently released Accomplishments video, which outlines the many positive advocacy results, member benefits and partnerships that the Association has achieved for owners over the past two years. From advice and counsel on brand standards to the development of innovative initiatives and new tools and resources, the Association continues to work diligently on your behalf to strengthen the returns on your IHG hotel investments.

Activate Your 2024 Membership Today

With an array of powerful, industry-leading member benefits, tools and resources, there's never been a better time to join the IHG Owners Association. Our members are at the center of all that we do, and we're committed to our mission of strengthening the returns on their investments in IHG hotels. Stay connected to a dedicated source of advocacy for IHG hoteliers worldwide by activating your 2024 Association membership today!

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

The 2022 Annual Report is available—featuring the many valuable benefits and networking events provided by the Association over the course of last year. The report includes detailed recaps of many of the Association’s programs and benefits, including membership metrics, the new IHG Owners Association Healthcare Program, Expert Sessions summaries and Working Group advocacy efforts and accomplishments.

Let's Talk All Things General Managers

Check out the Association's new Hoteliers Hot Topics Podcast, "Let's Talk All Things General Managers," with guest David Steel, General Manager of the voco St. David's Cardiff. Listen in to hear David's lesson from his decades of experience in franchised, unbranded and brand-managed estates, including the importance of resilience, strength of mind and adaptability today's hospitality market.

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According to new data, the U.K. entered a technical recession at the end of 2023 after the country’s GDP shrank in both Q3 and Q4 by 0.1% and 0.3% respectively. This news is very concerning for business owners across the country who have already been dealing with rising costs and shrinking margins
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Gillis, our Diamond-level Allied Member of the Month, is partnering with the Association to offer members preferred pricing on their Gillis Dynamic Sales Solution. With discounts available now through April 30, their partnership can help increase your sales performance and top-line revenue. Visit
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@ihghotels released its 2023 Full Year Results today, which detail another year of growth as 275 hotels opened their doors worldwide—a 3.8% increase in net system size. Global RevPAR grew 16.1%, up 10.9% against 2019, driven by strong travel demand and IHG’s dynamic brand portfolio. Read more at bit
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@hotelindigo has a lot to celebrate, as the recent opening of the Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park marks its 150th open hotel worldwide! Founded on the principle of being the world’s neighborhood hotel, each Hotel Indigo draws on the culture of its surroundings, creating a truly one-of-a-kind
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The Association is pleased to announce our 2024 Global Board of Directors, led by Chair Nellie Dhanji. These valued owner volunteers play a pivotal role in bringing the Association’s mission of strengthening the returns on members’ investments in IHG hotels to life. We look forward to a strong year
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Join us Wednesday, February 28 at 1 PM ET for our upcoming Expert Session webinar with the IHG One Rewards team. Tune in to hear about the loyalty program’s trajectory, including how owners can maximize the value of Reward Nights ongoing developments to drive further demand. Association members can

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