Owners Logo

stack of newspapers

News & Events

Be in the know. We’re committed to keeping you informed. Check our site to get the latest industry and Association news, including press releases, articles and a calendar of upcoming events.

Back to top

Industry News

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast
News
Australia Welcomes Its First Holiday Inn Express & Suites Hotel

Australia’s first ever Holiday Inn Express & Suites branded property has officially opened its doors with the highly anticipated launch of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sunshine Coast.

By IHG Hotels & Resorts 

IHG One Rewards logo
News
IHG Hotels & Resorts Introduces IHG One Rewards

As travel returns and people make up for lost adventures, the industry’s first loyalty program reinvents itself – empowering members with more choice, value, and richer rewards than ever before.

By IHG 

STR logo
News
STR: February U.S. Hotel Performance Bounces Back

February U.S. hotel performance rebounded from January’s slump, according to STR. The three key U.S. hotel industry performance metrics in February each improved significantly from January 2022 levels as concern about the omicron variant began to fade.

By Terri Hardin for BTN

UNWTO Tourist Arrivals
News
Tourism Enjoys Strong Start To 2022 While Facing New Uncertainties

International tourism continued its recovery in January 2022, with a much better performance compared to the weak start to 2021.However, the Ukraine conflict adds pressure to existing economic uncertainties, coupled with many COVID-related travel restrictions still in place, could hamper the recovery of tourism.

By UNWTO

Larry Mogelonsky headshot
News
The Keys to Keeping Talent in a Hotel Labor Shortage

The labor market for hospitality is what it is right now. As travel recovers, a top goal should be reducing your employee churn rate and developing a culture that retains good hires so that you are protected as much as possible from the current labor shortage.

By Larry Mogelonksy 

Patria Puyat
News
Leading the Way: Hotel Owners & GMs Share Their Stories for International Women’s Day

As we continue to strengthen our commitments to creating more opportunities for all people in the hospitality industry, IHG is highlighting women leadership in hotels worldwide and sharing their stories of delivering True Hospitality.

By IHG

Poolside at a luxury resort
News
The Pandemic Has Been Tough on Luxury Hotels. The Upside is Great.

Full-service hotels and luxury hotels were conspicuously hit hard in the early stages of the pandemic, but luxury hotels tend to hit a growth spurt more quickly and more pronounced than other asset types.

By David Eisen for HotStats 

Plane flying over some skyscrapers
News
Travel & Tourism could grow to $8.6 trillion in 2022, says WTTC

Major new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the global Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy could reach $8.6 trillion this year, just 6.4% behind pre-pandemic levels.

Article by WTTC 

Nighttime picture of avid Hotels Ft. Lauterdale
News
avid hotels Celebrates 50th Open Property

avid hotels announced its 50th property with avid hotel Ft. Lauderdale Airport – Cruise, located in one of Florida’s in-demand travel destinations, carrying the momentum of the fast-growing brand into 2022. 

Article by IHG

Press Release
IHG Owners Association Announces 2022 Global Board of Directors, Led by Chair Norman Leslie

The IHG Owners Association has announced that Norman (Norm) Leslie has assumed Chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2022, succeeding 2020-2021 Chair Wayne West III.

Industry Events

Texas Hotel Conference powered by THLA & AHLA
October 04

The Texas Hotel Conference is Texas owners' opportunity to connect with the larger hotel community and hear industry leaders and experts share the latest hotel market trends and policy updates impacting your hotel. 

2022 HTNG European Conference
October 17 - 19

Throughout the years, the HTNG European Conference continues to bring together key industry decision makers in the European region.  Expect to network with some of the industry's top experts, attend diverse sessions focused on hospitality technology trends and expand your company's business development.

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo
October 19 - 20

Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo is the UK's leading business event dedicated to the hotel sector. Every year the show connects the industry's most ambitions professionals with the solutions, services and innovations they need to achieve excellence and stay ahead of the curve. 

Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF)
November 02 - 04

AHIF has always been a platform for both learning and networking. Now, in a post-COVID world, this event is as much a source of reconnecting as well as a source of support and solidarity in driving business into Africa.

HX The Hotel Experience
November 13 - 14

The HX conference and expo offers unparalleled opportunities to experience today's must-have hospitality innovations. The exhibit floor gives hotel owners and operators direct access to a comprehensive range of operating supplies, equipment and managing expertise, from extraordinary guest amenities to back-of-house products and systems that improve overall profitability.