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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

holidayinnmutare
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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

Industry Events

INSPIRE '19
December 03 - 04

Hosted by the Luxury Hotel Association, the eighth annual INSPIRE conference brings experts in upscale together to share, learn and improve their guests' experience. The two-day event will feature comprehensive strategies for improving luxury hotel operations. 

Hotel Technology Innovation Summit (HTIS)
December 04 - 05

HTIS in Dubai is an executive platform to discuss the key industry challenges of hoteliers to find technology related solutions to boost their Average Daily Rate (ADR), Revenue per available room (RevPAR), and the occupancy of the hotel. 

Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF)
February 11 - 13

GRIF is a three day annual restaurant investment event featuring an industry conference, culinary tours and valuable networking receptions. 

International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
March 02 - 04

The three-day event attracts senior leadership across the industry including nearly every major hotel chain CEO, global tourism ministers, investors and owners.