Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, IHG and IHG-branded hotels have worked to best support local communities in their overall response efforts. In the spirit of this commitment, IHG is making donations to local food bank charities across the Americas in honor of award-winning hotels. These donations will support people in the community facing economic challenges due to Covid-19, including those in the hard-hit hospitality industry.

Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer, Americas, IHG, said: “At IHG, the strength of our brands comes from the tireless efforts of dedicated local hotel teams who bring these experiences to life for our guests each day. We congratulate the 2019 award-winning hotels for their impressive accomplishments. We also extend our deepest gratitude to all our hotel colleagues for their extraordinary efforts to deliver True Hospitality during the most difficult year our industry has ever faced.”

Award-winning hotels were recognized for their 2019 achievements in one or more of the following categories:

  • Torchbearer – Achieving the highest levels of excellence in all aspects of operations, from quality to customer satisfaction.
  • Quality Excellence – Achieving superior levels of service excellence.
  • Newcomer – One of the best properties to join the IHG system within the last year.
  • IHG® Rewards Club Excellence – Providing outstanding experiences for IHG Reward Club members during their stay at the hotel.
  • 5 of 5 Metrics – Achieving stretch targets in each of their Guest Experience Winning Metrics for the year.
  • Renovation – Successful completion of major modernization and renovation programs during the past year.
  • New Development Design – Exemplary brand design, quality of construction and attention to detail during the past year.

For a full listing of 2019 Hotel Award winners, click here.