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The keys to a healthy owner-manager relationship

A successful hotel management company must be aligned with the owner’s vision and build a workforce culture that attracts committed employees, all the while finding new ways to increase revenue and cut costs.

Article by Dan Kubacki on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG focuses on China growth

Just a few weeks ago, analysts at Lodging Econometrics called China’s hotel pipeline “booming,” with 2,044 hotels and 411,032 rooms under construction, up 17 percent and 10 percent year over year, respectively.

Article by Jena Tesse Fox on hotelmanagement.net

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IHG further expands luxury footprint with acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) has today announced the acquisition of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, one of the world’s leading operators of luxury hotels, resorts and spas. The $300 million cash acquisition from Pegasus Capital Advisors includes all of Six Senses’ brands and operating companies and does not include any real estate assets.

Article by Mark Debenham on ihgplc.com

Press Release
Kurt Furlong Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association; 2019 Association Global Board of Directors Announced
The IHG Owners Association, which represents InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®) franchise hotel owners worldwide, announced that Kurt Furlong has assumed chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2019.
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IHG Owners Association’s Decade-Long Fundraiser Hits $1 Million Goal for Give Kids The World Village
Don Berg, CEO of the IHG Owners Association has announced that the organization has met its ambitious fundraising goal of $1 million to help make dreams come true for children with critical illnesses.
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Culture, Leadership, Performance: How Are They Linked?

The culture of any social unit includes group norms, shared perceptions, espoused values, and consensus around goals and objectives. Culture includes the way people interact with each other, how they solve problems, and how they justify themselves.

Article by Rodger Dean Duncan on forbes.com

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IHG and IHG Owners Association Announce Renovation Donation Initiative

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and the IHG Owners Association have launched the Renovation Donation Initiative, an industry-leading reuse program that is part of a shared commitment to operating responsibly.

Article on hotelnewsresource.com

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Cashless Travel is the Future

As a society we are all becoming more and more aware of the fact that we no longer need ‘real’ cash in our pockets. As we move forward with technologies such as touch payments and payments via apps on our phones, let’s explore what this means for hoteliers and what we all need to do to make sure we can accommodate the future of travel.

Article by Steve Sydenham on insights.ehotelier.com

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How Keith Barr wants to make IHG faster, more agile

Keith Barr, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, sees a lot of opportunity to bring IHG’s brands to the Asia/Pacific region and capitalize on one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

Article by Jeff Higley on hotelnewsnow.com

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IHG’s Q3 opening pace the highest in a decade

IHG is powering forward with continued portfolio growth, the expansion of Voco and Avid and the relaunch of luxury brand Regent Hotels & Resorts.

Article by Elliott Mest on hotelmanagement.net

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.