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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

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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

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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.
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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

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IHG and IHG Owners Association Announce Renovation Donation Initiative

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and the IHG Owners Association have launched the Renovation Donation Initiative, an industry-leading reuse program that is part of a shared commitment to operating responsibly.

Article on hotelnewsresource.com

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Cashless Travel is the Future

As a society we are all becoming more and more aware of the fact that we no longer need ‘real’ cash in our pockets. As we move forward with technologies such as touch payments and payments via apps on our phones, let’s explore what this means for hoteliers and what we all need to do to make sure we can accommodate the future of travel.

Article by Steve Sydenham 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.