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Introducing IHG's First Lifecycle Net Zero Carbon Hotel

IHG Hotels & Resorts is proud to introduce voco Zeal Exeter Science Park in partnership with Zeal Hotels - the first lifecycle net zero carbon hotel for both businesses, which is scheduled to open in 2024.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts

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AHLA and SBA Secure PPP for Hotel Industry

Following months of collaboration with the American Hotel & Lodging Association and hotel owners across the country, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued new PPP eligibility guidelines today clarifying that hotel owners who utilized third-party management companies and participated in PPP are eligible for PPP loan forgiveness for payroll expenses.


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IHG Hotels & Resorts Announce Apple AirPlay Integration to Enhance In-Room Experience

IHG Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce the launch of AirPlay in hotel rooms in collaboration with Apple, giving guests the ability to seamlessly and securely share content from their iPhone or iPad to their guest room TV. AirPlay will begin to roll out in select IHG hotels globally before the end of 2023.

by IHG Hotels & Resorts

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Keith Barr, Group CEO to step down and to be succeeded by Elie Maalouf, Americas CEO

Keith Barr has informed the IHG Board of his decision to step down from his role as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and from the IHG Board. Keith will be succeeded by Elie Maalouf, who has led IHG's Americas business as regional CEO for the past eight years.

by IHG Hotels & Resorts

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IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the launch of Holiday Inn Express brand in Saudi Arabia

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Riyadh-based Al Woroud Real Estate to bring one of the world’s largest and most loved hotel brands, Holiday Inn Express, to the Kingdom. 

By IHG Hotels & Resorts 

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Loyalty Programs Should Help Soften Impact of Any Economic Downturn on Hotel Sector

A record number of loyalty program members should help hotel brands lower their customer acquisition costs, increase direct-to-consumer engagement and offset any occupancy shortfalls during an economic downturn.

By CBRE Hotels 

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IHG Hotels & Resorts opens its first European Vignette Collection hotel in Porto

Today IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the first Vignette Collection hotel in Europe as Casa da Companhia opens in the centre of Porto, Portugal. 

By IHG Hotels & Resorts 

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New STR survey reveals top hospitality industry challenges and strengths

Labor-related issues and energy costs are among the top challenges on the mind of global hotel and travel industry professionals, while leisure demand and increased guest spending are seen as the biggest strengths, according to a new survey from STR.

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Travel & Tourism Sector in Key European Capitals Strongly Recovering Says WTTC

A new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed strong signs of recovery of the economic impact from Travel & Tourism in the five city ‘powerhouses’ of Western Europe. 


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