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Deepesh Kholwadwala Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association; 2018 Global Board of Directors for IHG Owners Announced

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Making Wellness a Year-Round Goal for Guests and Owners

At the beginning of the year, many of us make New Years’ resolutions to stick to fitness goals, especially while traveling away from home. As more travelers seek to maintain their routine and balanced lifestyle while on the road, incorporating wellness into a guest’s experience has become more critical now than ever before.

Article by Joel Eisemann on lodgingmagazine.com

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IHG Opens Holiday Inn Mutare in Zimbabwe

JULY 5, 2017 — The franchised property, owned by African Sun Limited, features 96 rooms, an outdoor pool and a meeting room capable of seating 250 people. It is located in the heart of Mutare city centre, which sees significant business activity across the forestry, citrus farming and mining industries.

Article by Diane Fermin on hoteliermiddleeast.com

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How Do Hotels Fill Those Last Available Rooms?

Hoteliers, marketing directors, and revenue managers in particular are continuously learning how to put the pieces of the puzzle together when it comes to creative and effective options for selling out room nights. Numerous challenges arise with the plethora of new distribution technology, which complicate the process of directly reaching the guest, or even controlling a hotel's presence on the variety of brand and third party websites.

Article by Leora Halpern Lanz on hotelexecutive.com

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Going Worldwide: Kimpton and Even Hotels Brands Enter Asia

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be expanding the presence of two of its brands in Asia-Pacific, with the introduction of its eco-friendly Even Hotels brand to Greater China and the debut of its Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand to Asia.

Article by Craig Bright on businesstraveller.com

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IHG to open first of its Avid brand in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City continues to be a launchpad for new midscale hotel brands. Six months after Hilton launched its Tru brand in the city, IHG broke ground on its debut Avid property, fewer than three months after the midscale brand was first announced, and well ahead of initial plans.

Article by Danny King on travelweekly.com

 

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Four Ways Hotel Owners Can Best Leverage Revenue Management

Over the past few years, the practice of revenue management has evolved beyond simple and tactical approaches for managing guest rooms and pricing alone.

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IHG's Hotel Indigo Personalizes Travel Experience with Chatbot

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched the Hotel Indigo Neighbourhood Host chatbot across its three hotels in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

Article by Janice Tan on marketing-interactive.com

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IHG Owners Association Aims to Profit

LIKE MANY ASIAN Americans who came to the U.S. as children, working in the hotel industry was the last thing Deepesh Kholwadwala wanted to do when he grew up. Also like many members of the ownership community, Kholwadwala eventually gravitated back into the fold and is making a significant impact in the industry.
 

Article by Judy Maxwell on asianhospitality.com

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Owners, are you paying commissions for stale cookies?

Frustrations around pay-for-performance online ads are among the reasons that it’s time to consider overhauling the franchise model for the digital age.

Article by Deepesh Kholwadwala on hotelnewsnow.com

Industry Events

Customer Experience Management Meet
January 21

The business trends have changed significantly and so are the customers, its more than new offers and products that make the market impact. In the ever-changing world, the game changer for business is not only about getting customers now but also about their loyalty and retention, placing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) at an integral part. The CRM further drives with it the Customer Experience (CX) at the focal point of an enterprise.

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Night of a Thousand Stars
January 27

A Night of a Thousand Stars will help opportunity youth and aspiring hotel employees pursue a career in hospitality through scholarships and training programs. Attendees will include: AHLEF's Board of Trustees, AHLA's Board of Directors, winners and finalists of the AHLA Stars of the Industry Awards, past AHELF scholarship award winners and other leading hotel industry executives.

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Global Distribution Conference
January 28 - 30

The Global Distribution Conference is organized by HEDNA. The 2019 HEDNA Global Distribution Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California, January 28 - January 30, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Register Here It is the only global forum exclusively dedicated to the advancement of hospitality distribution through strategic collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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The Americas Lodging Investment Summit
January 28 - 30

ALIS is the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world. ALIS in January 2018 had nearly 3,000 attendees. ALIS features numerous networking opportunities and an extensive array of seminars and panels by hotel industry experts, who discuss important trends and identify new opportunities for the year ahead. We hope you will join us at ALIS as we focus on today, look ahead to tomorrow, and catch a glimpse at what is beyond.

Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast
January 29 - 31

The Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast show floor has provided Independent Owners and Operators access to the leading Hospitality Industry Suppliers for over four decades. Connect face-to-face with producers of the products and services, and find competitive pricing for all of your supply and service needs.

CLM Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference
February 06 - 08

The CLM Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference is a fully reinvented event that offers unprecedented access to knowledge leaders in the retail, restaurant and hospitality claims resolution profession. This conference offers the attendees the unique professional opportunity to share their expertise in partnership with other authorities from across the country while building relationships.

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!