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AHLA Welcomes Jolyon Bulley as Executive Committee Member

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced today that Jolyon Bulley, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts, has been appointed to its executive committee, which includes top leaders representing all segments of the hospitality industry.

By AHLA   

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Revolutionizes Booking Experience through Next-Gen Cloud Solutions

IHG Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the launch of a reimagined digital booking experience for its guests. Leveraging the power of cloud-based platforms, IHG is  providing a smarter, easier and faster way for guests to book and personalize their stays.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts  

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Market Spotlight on Canada

Recent data on the performance metrics of the Canadian hospitality market reveals a compelling story of resilience and recovery tinged with a note of warning on bottom-line conversion. 

By Jeannette King for HotStats  

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Inflation Abomination - How Inflation Affects Hotel Revenue Streams, Expenses

During the “Inflation Abomination” presentation at the 2023 Hotel Data Conference, Claudia Alvarado Cruz, Senior Analytics Manager of Financial Performance at STR, and Aran Ryan, Director of Lodging Analytics at Tourism Economics, spoke about how hotels have been managing rising costs against their revenue streams.

By CoStar

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Skift Research State of Travel 2023 Report

Skift Research's State of Travel 2023 Report highlights the many trends and opportunities of hospitality, including 250 insights defining the biggest consumer, business and investment trends, allowing you to stress-test, and where needed alter, your strategies.

By Skift Research 

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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.

by AHLA 

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Announces 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 

Industry Events

Future Hospitality Investment Summit (FHS) 2023
September 25 - 27

The Future Hospitality Investment Summit (FHS) 2023 is the place for discussions, deals and insight on the continued growth of the region's hospitality and tourism sectors.

Skift Global Forum
September 26 - 28

Skift Global Forum 2023, the industry's leading conference, has become an essential gathering for travel industry leaders, innovators and disruptors to discuss the latest developments in technology, sustainability, marketing and innovation.

Hospitality Tech Expo
October 10 - 11

From EPOS, online ordering, workforce management and payment solutions to digital signage and technology for cooking, the Hospitality Tech Expo brings the whole hospitality industry together, making it the event to be!

2023 Toronto Owner Summit
October 16 - 17

The IHG Owners Association’s Owner Summits are designed to help fine tune owners' operational skills, set their business up for success and allow them to network directly with fellow franchisees, with agendas tailored through owner input to address both the challenges and opportunities hoteliers face.

IMEX America
October 17 - 19

IMEX America, the largest trade show in the US for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry, brings the meetings industry together to do a year's worth of business under one roof. 

2023 Santo Domingo Owner Summit
October 18 - 19

The IHG Owners Association’s Owner Summits are designed to help fine tune owners' operational skills, set their business up for success and allow them to network directly with fellow franchisees, with agendas tailored through owner input to address both the challenges and opportunities hoteliers face.

HFTP Annual Convention
October 18 - 20

The HFTP Annual Convention gathers hundreds of hospitality finance and technology professionals for three days of networking, education sessions, featured vendors and networking and social activities.

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific 2024
October 23 - 25

For over 30 years, HICAP has been the unequaled annual gathering place for Asia-Pacific's hotel investment community, attracting the most influential owners, developers, lenders, executives, and professional advisors from around the globe.

HTNG and Hotec
October 30 - November 01 2023

Two of the most powerful names in hotel technology, HTNG Conference and Hotec EMEA, have come together to convene leading hoteliers, procurement specialists and technology partners from across Europe.

Western Canadian Lodging Conference
November 01 - 02

The Western Canadian Lodging Conference has established itself as the definitive source for information, insight and opinion on today's Western Canadian lodging market.