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Hoteliers in fragile ecosystems focus on sustainability

As tourism continues to grow in fragile environments such as the Maldives, Galapagos Islands and Iceland, hoteliers in those areas are homing in on safer operations and development to better preserve for the future. 

Article by Dana Miller for HNN

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InterContinental Hotels appoints first female AGM for IHG Oman

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Anna-Marie Dowling as the area general manager for its IHG Oman properties. Dowling, who is also the general manager at InterContinental Muscat, is the first woman to take over the role at the 43-year old property. 

Article by Priyanka Praveen for hoteliermiddleeast.com

SAHIC panel
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South America more attractive as other regions falter

With a focus on hotel development in South America, executives from Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Accor said during the first day of SAHIC that it's important to take a long view. 

Article by Robert McCune for HNN

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IHG's Atwell Suites launches U.S. franchise sales

IHG launched franchise sales efforts for its newest brand, Atwell Suites, in the United States. The company expects the upper-midscale brand's first locations to begin construction in early 2020 and open in 2021. 

Article by Chuck Dobrosielski for hotelmanagement.net

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The boutique hotel trend is reaching college campuses

Colleges are investing in upscale lodgings that reflect the brand of the school. This is a smart move to attract prospective faculty, donors and students and is proving to be big business for the hotels as well. 

Article by Andrew Sessa for Skift

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IHG and Mr & Mrs Smith announce exclusive loyalty partnership

From early next year, IHG Rewards Club members will be able to earn and redeem points at over 500 handpicked Mr & Mrs Smith hotels in new and iconic locations, when booking through IHG's direct channels. 

Article by a Guest Contributor on hospitality.net

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IHG and JA Worldwide to help young people build skills and experience in hospitality

IHG announced a global partnership with JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide, one of the world's largest youth-serving NGOs, which focuses on preparing young people for future employment and entrepreneurship. 

Article by a Guest Contributor on insights.ehotelier.com 

AI panel
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How smart tech could revolutionize hotel operations

Integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into hotel management provides opportunities to improve revenue-management strategy, staffing levels and more. 

Article by Dan Kubacki for HNN

IHG and US Open Tennis
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IHG Hotels & Resorts Named Official Hotel and Hotel Loyalty Partner of The US Open Tennis Championships

IHG® Hotels & Resorts (IHG®), a leader in luxury travel, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announce a new partnership that names IHG as the official hotel and hotel loyalty partner for the US Open Tennis Championships. The multiyear agreement, commencing with the 2019 US Open, also includes sponsorship of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, part of the US Open Series.

Article by Ally Edge on hospitalitynet.org

Technological and social trends
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The technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years

Global hospitality is at a crossroads. In the last 20 years, technology has transformed every aspect of the guest journey, from online bookings to in-room services to post-stay feedback. But as technology continues to evolve and advance, what will the hotel industry look like 10 years in the future?

Article by a Guest Contributor on insights.ehotelier.com

Industry Events

INSPIRE '19
December 03 - 04

Hosted by the Luxury Hotel Association, the eighth annual INSPIRE conference brings experts in upscale together to share, learn and improve their guests' experience. The two-day event will feature comprehensive strategies for improving luxury hotel operations. 

Hotel Technology Innovation Summit (HTIS)
December 04 - 05

HTIS in Dubai is an executive platform to discuss the key industry challenges of hoteliers to find technology related solutions to boost their Average Daily Rate (ADR), Revenue per available room (RevPAR), and the occupancy of the hotel. 

Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF)
February 11 - 13

GRIF is a three day annual restaurant investment event featuring an industry conference, culinary tours and valuable networking receptions. 

International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
March 02 - 04

The three-day event attracts senior leadership across the industry including nearly every major hotel chain CEO, global tourism ministers, investors and owners.