HITEC: Industry must think holistically about tech
Technology is vitally important to the overall success of the hotel industry, but the industry’s general approach to utilizing technology might be holding it back, according to a panel of experts speaking during the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference.
At NYU Conference, Jonathan Tisch calls hospitality industry to action
At last year’s NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, speakers expressed concern about the way President Trump’s then-new immigration and inbound travel policies would affect the tourism and hotel industries in the U.S.
IHG CEO, Richard Solomons, Hints at Adding Another Brand During the 20/20 Vision Panel at IHIF
BERLIN, Germany—Richard Solomons, the CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, is a cool customer. When his company was rumored to be the target of a takeover back in 2014, he remained stoic, never showing his hand.
IHG Appoints Rajit Sukumaran to Chief Development Officer in AMEA
LONDON—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has named Rajit Sukumaran as chief development officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. In his new role, Sukumaran will head the development team and lead the group’s growth strategy.
Buggsi Patel Wins Prestigious Kemmons Wilson Award
(Atlanta,Georgia) The IHG Owners Association, which represents InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG) franchise hotel owners worldwide, recently awarded Mr. Bakulesh “Buggsi” Patel, President and CEO of Portland, Oregon-based BHG Hotels with its prestigious Kemmons Wilson Service Award. IHG Owners Association 2017 Chair Allen Fusco presented Buggsi with this esteemed honor during the IHG Americas Conference held in Las Vegas on June 19.
IHG Appoints Claire Bennett as Chief Marketing Officer
Claire joins IHG from American Express, where she held a number of senior, consumer-focused marketing roles over a period of more than 10 years. She brings extensive marketing, brand and loyalty expertise to IHG, and a proven track record of leveraging data and technology to drive powerful marketing investments.