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Interview with Keith Barr
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How Keith Barr wants to make IHG faster, more agile

Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, sees a lot of opportunity to bring IHG’s brands to the Asia/Pacific region and capitalize on one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG’s Q3 opening pace the highest in a decade

IHG is powering forward with continued portfolio growth, the expansion of Voco and Avid and the relaunch of luxury brand Regent Hotels & Resorts.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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Will Revenue Managers Be Ready For Next Downturn?

There are at least a few industries where the price of the product is totally or substantially disconnected from the cost of production. Oil is a good one, for instance. Even though low prices eventually tend to choke off “new” supply (exploration and drilling), countries dependent on oil revenue generally keep on pumping to make up in volume what they lose on price.

Article by Richard Warnick on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG executives detail relaunch of luxury Regent brand

Seven months after acquiring a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts from Formosa International Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group executives on Thursday unveiled the first look at the brand’s relaunch, in conjunction with the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG’s avid hotel brand to launch in Europe

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced a Multiple Development Agreement (MDA) with existing partner GS Star GmbH (GS Star) to bring 15 avid® hotels to the German market.

Article on insights.ehotelier.com

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IHG to remove plastic straws from hotels worldwide

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) has announced that they will remove plastic straws from their global estate by the end of 2019, representing more than 5,400 hotels in nearly 100 countries.

Article on insights.ehotelier.com

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The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

Despite an economic slowdown and a potential trade war, China has become important for Western travel managers not just as a destination, but also as an offshore operational base.

Article by Allan Leibowitz on skift.com

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This is What a Downturn Could Look Like Next Year

A booming labor market and steady wage gains are helping to sustain consumer confidence in the United States and thereby driving hotel performance to new peaks, according to recent reports.

Article by Alicia Hoisington on hotelmanagement.net

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Under Pressure, Airbnb Adjusts Pricing Model Across EU

Following a call from the European Commission and European Union consumer authorities to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to improve pricing transparency, Airbnb has initiated several changes to its services.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Brexit Uncertainty Threatens UK Development

Hotels in London recently reported their highest RevPAR and ADR in an August since 2012, when the capital hosted the Olympics.

Article by Katherine Doggrell on hotelmanagement.net

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.