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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

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IHG® builds on rapid growth of avid™ hotels with franchising launch in Mexico

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces that avid™ hotels, its new high-quality midscale brand, is now available for franchising in Mexico.

Article by Abby Jensen on ihgplc.com

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IHG, Arabia Hotels sign 2 properties in Giza, Egypt

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a deal with Arabia Holding subsidiary Arabia Hotels to develop the first IHG properties in Giza, Egypt.

Article by Victoria Rosenthal on hotelmanagement.net

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.