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CEOs meet during NYU Conference
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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

Voco hotel
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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

NYU Conference
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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

A view from the top
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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

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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.

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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
 

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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
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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

Industry Events

Hotel Data Conference
August 14 - 16

The 2019 Hotel Data Conference will feature a host of informative sessions, panels and workshops covering various topics, including revenue management, data visualization, compression analysis, anticipation of future performance trends, accommodations booking trends and more.

ELN Experience
ELN Experience
September 16 - 17

Join the Emerging Leaders Network for the ELN Experience and volunteer with the Association’s close philanthropic partner, Give Kids The World. Attendees will enjoy a fantastic professional development opportunity while giving back to a great cause. More details coming soon!

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!