InterContinental Hotels absorbs Kimpton rewards program

US: IHG to roll Kimpton rewards program into its own The InterContinental Hotels Group, which acquired Kimpton in 2014, will roll the boutique chain’s loyalty program into its own. Kimpton Karma Rewards members have been notified about the change via email. The current program will cease to exist in early

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IHIF 2024: Chris Hartley, Global Hotel Alliance

BHN editor Eloise Hanson sits down with Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance, to learn more about how loyalty programs are evolving and the technology required to build data-rich platforms. Filmed at the InterContinental Berlin at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF).

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IHIF 2023: Chris Norton and Shafi Syed, Equinox Hotels

BHN speaks to Equinox Hotels’ CEO Chris Norton, and Shafi Syed, global head of development and acquisitions, to learn more about how guest needs are influencing brand value, identity, and offerings, the intersection of technology and luxury hospitality, and how Equinox is navigating development challenges. Filmed at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) at the InterContinental Berlin.

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Key takeaways from IHIF 2023

Germany: International Hospitality Media (IHM), the publisher of Boutique Hotel News media supporter of Adjacent Spaces at the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), provides an overview of the key takeaways from the two day conference.

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Movers and Shakers

Maalouf appointed IHG CEO as Barr steps down

UK: The CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Keith Barr, will step down from his current role on 30th June 2023, to be succeeded by Elie Maalouf IHG’s Americas CEO.

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Movers and Shakers

Graduate Hotels appoints EVP operations

US/UK: Andrea Melotti has been appointed executive vice president of operations at Graduate Hotels, overseeing the group’s portfolio of more than 30 properties.