Hospitality Industry News

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Board Appointment

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC appoints Jo Harlow to Board

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today announces that Ms Jo Harlow is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 September 2014. Jo has been the Corporate Vice President of the Phones Business Unit at Microsoft since May 2014 and, prior to this, [...]

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Awarded Highest Ranking by J.D. Power

MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today announced that two of its brands, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, received the highest ranking in the 18th annual J.D. Power 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM in the upscale and upper extended stay segments, respectively. This marks the 11th award for Homewood Suites [...]

GBTA Foundation study reveals most common forms of payment for business travel

Alexandria, VA (July 23, 2014) – A new report issued today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – revealed that, as more people learn about virtual payment accounts and their benefits, their appeal grows. The report, Virtual Account Payment Solutions, sponsored by U.S. Bank, [...]

The Holiday Inn® brand launches new “Journey to Extraordinary” campaign

ATLANTA – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announced the next evolution of its Holiday Inn® brand’s Change Your View platform, Journey to Extraordinary. This new campaign celebrates the inspiring journeys of its many guests, by sharing their unique narratives through the brand’s first digitally-led, multimedia marketing approach. With this campaign, the iconic Holiday Inn brand [...]

Outrigger names Barton Jackson as director of finance and analysis, Asia Pacific

Outrigger names Barton Jackson as director of finance and analysis, Asia Pacific

WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Enterprises Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Barton Jackson as director of finance and analysis, Asia Pacific. Jackson joins the company’s Asia-Pacific (APAC) team based in Phuket, Thailand, and is responsible for financial operations oversight of the Outrigger Enterprises Group – APAC region of properties, working closely with [...]

Pete Sears, Group President - Americas (Photo: Business Wire)

Hyatt configures organization for increased adaptability and effectiveness

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 21, 2014– Mark Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), today announced organizational changes designed to support Hyatt’s strategy of driving preference by providing distinctive brand experiences. The changes include the integration of the global operations structure, the formation of an integrated team to lead the Company’s select [...]

Pullman unveils its new look, all around the world

The brand is rolling out a large-scale international communication campaign with an all-new angle on the hospitality experience. As you will probably remember, Pullman announced its global repositioning strategy a year ago, and one of the big breakthroughs back then was an advertising campaign featuring the brand hotel and resort spirit and design, which we [...]