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SAHIC panel
South America more attractive as other regions falter

With a focus on hotel development in South America, executives from Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Accor said during the first day of SAHIC that it's important to take a long view. 

Article by Robert McCune for HNN

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IHG's Atwell Suites launches U.S. franchise sales

IHG launched franchise sales efforts for its newest brand, Atwell Suites, in the United States. The company expects the upper-midscale brand's first locations to begin construction in early 2020 and open in 2021. 

Article by Chuck Dobrosielski for hotelmanagement.net

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The boutique hotel trend is reaching college campuses

Colleges are investing in upscale lodgings that reflect the brand of the school. This is a smart move to attract prospective faculty, donors and students and is proving to be big business for the hotels as well. 

Article by Andrew Sessa for Skift

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IHG and Mr & Mrs Smith announce exclusive loyalty partnership

From early next year, IHG Rewards Club members will be able to earn and redeem points at over 500 handpicked Mr & Mrs Smith hotels in new and iconic locations, when booking through IHG's direct channels. 

Article by a Guest Contributor on hospitality.net

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IHG and JA Worldwide to help young people build skills and experience in hospitality

IHG announced a global partnership with JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide, one of the world's largest youth-serving NGOs, which focuses on preparing young people for future employment and entrepreneurship. 

Article by a Guest Contributor on insights.ehotelier.com 

AI panel
How smart tech could revolutionize hotel operations

Integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into hotel management provides opportunities to improve revenue-management strategy, staffing levels and more. 

Article by Dan Kubacki for HNN

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Named Official Hotel and Hotel Loyalty Partner of The US Open Tennis Championships

IHG® Hotels & Resorts (IHG®), a leader in luxury travel, and the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announce a new partnership that names IHG as the official hotel and hotel loyalty partner for the US Open Tennis Championships. The multiyear agreement, commencing with the 2019 US Open, also includes sponsorship of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, part of the US Open Series.

Article by Ally Edge on hospitalitynet.org

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The technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years

Global hospitality is at a crossroads. In the last 20 years, technology has transformed every aspect of the guest journey, from online bookings to in-room services to post-stay feedback. But as technology continues to evolve and advance, what will the hotel industry look like 10 years in the future?

Article by a Guest Contributor on insights.ehotelier.com

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Six Senses first Caribbean resort is set for Grenada

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, acquired by the InterContinental Hotels Group in February, will debut its first Caribbean resort in 2022, in southeastern Grenada. The resort, Six Senses La Sagesse, will be set on a promontory overlooking two beaches and a lake in the rural parish of St. David's, a short drive from the airport.

Article on travelweekly.com

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Maalouf outlines IHG strategy with new brand on horizon

InterContinental Hotels Group’s February acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas takes the company to another level as it continues its quest to fill in white spaces in its portfolio and meet the needs of consumers, according to Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

Industry Events

43rd Annual NYU Hospitality Conference
November 07 - 09

Returning in person this year, the Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights and opportunities.