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CEOs meet during NYU Conference
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

Voco hotel
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

NYU 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.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

A view from the top
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
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

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

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.

Article by Mark Debenham on ihgplc.com

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


making wellness
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

Industry Events

Working Group Applications Deadline (U.S. & Canada)
September 20

Applications for the Association's 2020 U.S. & Canada Working Groups will close at midnight on September 20. Interested in contributing to future IHG initiatives? Take action on hospitality issues and contribute your expertise and industry insights to help impact the value of IHG-branded hotels.

The Lodging Conference
September 23 - 26

The 24-year-old Lodging Conference hosts thousands of industry leaders and experts every year with an attendance of 1900+ in 2018. It brings together hospitality’s most influential owners, operators, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, management, operations and much more!

IHG Hotel Technology Summit (Europe)
September 23 - 24

At the Europe Hotel Technology Summit taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, attendees will find a great opportunity to share best practices and key insights with other hoteliers and the IT community, as well as learn all the latest on technology from IHG. 

IHG Technology Solutions Summit (AMER)
October 15 - 17

Being held in Houston, Texas, the fifth annual IHG Technology Solutions Summit is an action-packed, 2-day event where attendees can network with top IHG executives, gain industry insights and engage with experts who will share how to best implement key learnings.