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Industry News

Press Release
Wayne West III Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association; 2020 Association Global Board of Directors Announced
The IHG Owners Association, which represents InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®) franchise hotel owners worldwide, announced that Wayne West III has assumed chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2020.
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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

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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 

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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

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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

Industry Events

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. 

Hunter Conference
March 18 - 20

The Hunter Hotel Investment Conference hosts hotel investors and industry influencers with a lineup of conference sessions, speakers and networking opportunities. 

Owner Summit - Chicago
April 20 - 21

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners. 

Owner Summit - San Diego
May 04 - 05

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar will hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners.

Owner Summit - Atlanta
May 11 - 12

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners.

NYU Conference
May 31 - June 02 2020

The 42nd annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference convenes top industry executives who discuss the latest trends, economic influences and projections. 

Owner Summit - Toronto
September 30 - October 01 2020

The InterContinental Toronto Centre hosts this immersive two-day experience with Association members, IHG executives and Allied Partners.