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U.S. Hotel Industry Commits to Giving Panic Buttons to Workers

An unprecedented gathering of major U.S. hotel leaders on Thursday announced a new industry-wide pledge to enforce stronger safety and security measures for their hotel employees.

Article by Deanna Ting on skift.com

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Katherine Lugar to Depart the AH&LA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association's President and CEO Katherine Lugar will depart the organization later this year to become president and CEO of the American Beverage Association.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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Next-gen guests driving future of luxury development

Luxury brands are recognizing a shift in the industry as a younger consumer type is driving the segment, and brands aren’t afraid to branch out and develop in new markets for the first time.

Article by Dana Miller on hotelnewsnow.com

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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.

Article by Sean McCracken on hotelnewsnow.com

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5 things CEOs are saying about the hotel industry

When hotel leaders gathered earlier this month for the 40th annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, some top industry executives shared insights on what’s going on at their companies and the trends that are prevalent across the industry.

Article by Sean McCracken on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG launches upscale conversion brand Voco

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today launched Voco, its new upscale hotel brand, alongside announcing a first signing in Australia.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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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.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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Airbnb is out, new disruptors are in

Amid positive trends in tax reform and optimism around positive hotel performance metrics, the specter of a new disruptor looms over the hospitality industry.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

IHG CEO, Richard Solomons, Hints at Adding Another Brand During the 20/20 Vision Panel at IHIF
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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.

Article by David Eisen on hotelmanagement.net

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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.

Article by Hotel Business on hotelbusiness.com

Industry Events

Webinar – ASSA ABLOY: ABC’s of Employee Distress and Leveraging Your Infrastructure to Maximize Your ROI
March 27
IHG Americas Leadership & Investors Conference
May 13 - 16

Save the Date - We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 IHG Americas Leadership & Investors Conference in Las Vegas in May 2019!