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The Hotel Group Named IHG's 2007
Upscale Developer of the Year

Edmonds, WA.   (November 6, 2007)— The Hotel Group has received the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG] 2007 Upscale Developer of the Year Award, given to hoteliers achieving distinction in hotel development.  The Hotel Group (THG) is the largest independent hotel company in the Pacific Northwest.
Douglas Dreher, president of The Hotel Group accepted the award, along with Lara Latture, vice president, at a special ceremony held during the 2007 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Dallas, October 22-24, 2007. 

L to R: Andrew Cosslett* - IHG Chief Executive; Steven Porter* - IHG President, Americas; Douglas Dreher, THG President; Lara Latture, THG Vice President; Kirk Kinsell - IHG President, Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

“I am pleased to honor Doug and his team at The Hotel Group with the Upscale Developer of the Year Award,” said Steve Porter, president, the Americas, IHG. “Winners in this category demonstrate the highest standards in hospitality development.” 

“We have enjoyed our long affiliation with IHG and this award reflects the commitment of our employees who deliver superior results every day,” Dreher said in accepting the prestigious award.  . 

More than 4,000 franchise owners, operators and company officials attended the 2007 IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference. 

The Hotel Group (THG)  is the largest independent hotel company in the Pacific Northwest and currently manages and/or owns 27 properties in 10 states and employs over 1,800 people. Since its inception in 1984, THG has managed more than 100 properties in 20 states, directed the design and construction of 30 new hotels, completed $460 million of asset management assignments for The Resolution Trust Company, and is the sponsor of The Hotel Group Opportunity Funds I, II and III. For more information visit or call (425) 771-1788. 


The Hotel Group
Molly Bruder
(425) 248-2975

Also See: Douglas Dreher Named President of The Hotel Group, Inc. / Oct 2002


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