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MIAMI (June 2, 2011) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, and the leading international hotel company in Latin America, has named Rodolfo Denz Regional Revenue Manager, Latin America & Caribbean for IHG. He will be based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Denz, who has been with IHG since 2004, will be responsible for overseeing the region’s inventory and rate management strategies, yield management optimization, and helping to develop appropriate selling strategies for IHG’s 75 multi-branded properties throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. He will also be an integral part of the region’s forecasting process, as well as support the sales and marketing team.
“We are very excited to welcome to our team one of the best revenue managers of Latin America,” says Ricardo Lopez, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Latin America & Caribbean. “Rodolfo brings a unique combination of technical knowledge, market savvy, and strategic thinking. Rodolfo will make a significant impact to our region.”
Prior to his new role, Denz was Revenue and Reservations Manager for the InterContinental São Paulo, where he recently earned an IHG ‘Best of the Best’ award as Revenue and Reservations Manager of the Year for the Region. Prior to that he worked with Transamerica Flats, a hotel owning company, where he was responsible for pre-opening operations.
“Rodolfo brings a very broad skill set, and excellent revenue management knowledge, to his new position,” adds Craig Eister, Vice President Revenue Management, IHG, the Americas. “A revenue manager who has worked closely with sales and marketing makes for the ideal skill set to support the region and drive revenue.”
“I am genuinely looking forward to this new challenge,” concludes Denz. “IHG’s Latin America & Caribbean region is growing and expanding, and I am pleased to be in a position where I can contribute to its ongoing success.”
Denz has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pontifica Catholic University of São Paulo, as well as a post graduate degree in Tourism and Hotel Business Market Management from the University of São Paulo.
IHG has 75 hotels across Latin America and the Caribbean, throughout 20 countries and territories, and has been serving Latin America for 65 years.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global company operating seven well-known hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with 58 million members worldwide.
IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms and IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, a portfolio of over 4,400 hotels and more than 652,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world.
IHG has more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline and expects to recruit around 160,000 people worldwide over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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