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Industry News

IHG and US Open Tennis
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
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

Pool by the beach
Six Senses first Caribbean resort is set for Grenada

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, acquired by the InterContinental Hotels Group in February, will debut its first Caribbean resort in 2022, in southeastern Grenada. The resort, Six Senses La Sagesse, will be set on a promontory overlooking two beaches and a lake in the rural parish of St. David's, a short drive from the airport.

Article on travelweekly.com

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Maalouf outlines IHG strategy with new brand on horizon

InterContinental Hotels Group’s February acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas takes the company to another level as it continues its quest to fill in white spaces in its portfolio and meet the needs of consumers, according to Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

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The keys to a healthy owner-manager relationship

A successful hotel management company must be aligned with the owner’s vision and build a workforce culture that attracts committed employees, all the while finding new ways to increase revenue and cut costs.

Article by Dan Kubacki on hotelnewsnow.com

Intercontinental hotel in Shanghai
IHG focuses on China growth

Just a few weeks ago, analysts at Lodging Econometrics called China’s hotel pipeline “booming,” with 2,044 hotels and 411,032 rooms under construction, up 17 percent and 10 percent year over year, respectively.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

Nice view of a blue ocean and chairs
IHG further expands luxury footprint with acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has today announced the acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas. The $300 million cash acquisition from Pegasus Capital Advisors includes all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies and does not include any real estate assets.

Article by Mark Debenham on ihgplc.com

Press Release
Kurt Furlong Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association; 2019 Association Global Board of Directors Announced
The IHG Owners Association, which represents InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®) franchise hotel owners worldwide, announced that Kurt Furlong has assumed chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2019.
Press Release
IHG Owners Association’s Decade-Long Fundraiser Hits $1 Million Goal for Give Kids The World Village
Don Berg, CEO of the IHG Owners Association has announced that the organization has met its ambitious fundraising goal of $1 million to help make dreams come true for children with critical illnesses.
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Culture, Leadership, Performance: How Are They Linked?

The culture of any social unit includes group norms, shared perceptions, espoused values, and consensus around goals and objectives. Culture includes the way people interact with each other, how they solve problems, and how they justify themselves.

Article by Rodger Dean Duncan on forbes.com

Industry Events

Working Group Applications Deadline (U.S. & Canada)
September 20

Applications for the Association's 2020 U.S. & Canada Working Groups will close at midnight on September 20. Interested in contributing to future IHG initiatives? Take action on hospitality issues and contribute your expertise and industry insights to help impact the value of IHG-branded hotels.

The Lodging Conference
September 23 - 26

The 24-year-old Lodging Conference hosts thousands of industry leaders and experts every year with an attendance of 1900+ in 2018. It brings together hospitality’s most influential owners, operators, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, management, operations and much more!

IHG Hotel Technology Summit (Europe)
September 23 - 24

At the Europe Hotel Technology Summit taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, attendees will find a great opportunity to share best practices and key insights with other hoteliers and the IT community, as well as learn all the latest on technology from IHG. 

IHG Technology Solutions Summit (AMER)
October 15 - 17

Being held in Houston, Texas, the fifth annual IHG Technology Solutions Summit is an action-packed, 2-day event where attendees can network with top IHG executives, gain industry insights and engage with experts who will share how to best implement key learnings.