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Industry News

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How hoteliers predict the industry will change by 2025

Hoteliers share with Hotel News Now what changes they expect to see in the industry in the next five years, with predictions ranging broadly.

Article by HNN Editorial Staff for HotelNewsNow

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IHG to open office in Riyadh

IHG has announced plans to open an office in Riyadh in March 2020. The news comes as IHG continues to expand its portfolio in the Kingdom in response to Vision 2030 and the opportunities it presents to the tourism and hospitality sector.

Article by Ankita Chopra for hospitality.net

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IHG intensifies effort to fight human trafficking in the Americas

IHG has introduced new programs, tools and resources for colleagues to increase awareness and aid prevention of human trafficking, including a free training available to all IHG-branded hotels worldwide, including more than 4,200 properties in the Americas.

Article by a Guest Contributor for PR Newswire

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IHG reinforces mainstream leadership

IHG continues to reinforce its mainstream category leadership with exciting growth of its newest brands Atwell Suites and avid hotels. First markets for Atwell were recently announced and there are more than 80 avid htoels under construction or with planning approved. 

Article by a Guest Contributor for hospitality.net

Press Release
Wayne West III Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association; 2020 Association Global Board of Directors Announced
The IHG Owners Association, which represents InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®) franchise hotel owners worldwide, announced that Wayne West III has assumed chairmanship of its Global Board of Directors for 2020.
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Hoteliers in fragile ecosystems focus on sustainability

As tourism continues to grow in fragile environments such as the Maldives, Galapagos Islands and Iceland, hoteliers in those areas are homing in on safer operations and development to better preserve for the future. 

Article by Dana Miller for HNN

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InterContinental Hotels appoints first female AGM for IHG Oman

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Anna-Marie Dowling as the area general manager for its IHG Oman properties. Dowling, who is also the general manager at InterContinental Muscat, is the first woman to take over the role at the 43-year old property. 

Article by Priyanka Praveen for hoteliermiddleeast.com

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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

Industry Events

44th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference
June 05 - 07

Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference features general sessions, and networking events that provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights and opportunities. Meet, mingle and network with the professionals who drive this stimulating, evolving and fascinating industry.

ILTM Asia Pacific
June 20 - 23

The highest-end suppliers, buyers and media in the new world of APAC luxury travel gather at ILTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to create exciting new itineraries, do business and build lifelong bonds. Four days of high-quality pre-scheduled appointments, educational sessions, networking, parties and invaluable exposure sum up the ILTM Asia Pacific experience.

HITEC Orlando
June 27 - 30

The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference is the world's largest and oldest hospitality technology event. Produced by HFTP, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place

Women in Travel & Hospitality Conference
July 11 - 12

This in-person Los Angeles event will gather women in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries to focus on "Money, Abundance, and Manifestation" and is designed to spark discussion about how the greatest accomplishment in our careers is how we think about and take action on our financial wellness. 

Hotel Data Conference (HDC) 2022
August 10 - 12

The 14th Annual Hotel Data Conference, hosted by Strategic Partner STR and Hotel News Now, will provide expert analyses, new strategies and tangible best practices. Considering the current environment, the need for such insights is greater than ever.