AHLA Foundation Welcomes New 2023 Board of Trustees
The AHLA Foundation | January 30, 2023
WASHINGTON (January 30, 2023) – The AHLA Foundation today announced its newly elected 2023 Board of Trustees, which includes a diverse slate of senior leaders from across the hotel industry who are committed to changing lives and building the hospitality workforce of tomorrow. Tom Bardenett, chief operating officer for RLJ Lodging Trust, will continue his role as the chairman of the board; Julienne Smith, chief development officer, Americas, at IHG Hotels and Resorts remains vice chair; and Anu Saxena, president and global head of Hilton Supply Management, will continue to serve as secretary and treasurer. “It is a privilege to be Ch...
IHG Hotels & Resorts Promotes Julienne Smith to Chief Development Officer, Americas
IHG Hotels & Resorts | March 22, 2022
ATLANTA, GA – March 22, 2022 – IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces that Joel Eisemann, Chief Development Officer, Americas, will be retiring from IHG Hotels & Resorts in June. Julienne Smith, currently Senior Vice President, Development – Luxury & Upscale, and Development & Owner Support, has been appointed as Eisemann’s successor and will join the Americas regional leadership team. Since joining IHG in 2011 as Chief Development Officer, Eisemann rebuilt and elevated IHG’s development teams in luxury, upscale, and mainstream for the Americas, as well as the Americas’ Development &a...
IHG’s voco™ Brand Arrives in the Americas With First Locations Planned for New York City, Florida and Missouri
IHG | September 16, 2020
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced that its highly anticipated upscale voco™ brand has arrived in the Americas with first locations planned for New York City; St. Augustine, Florida; and Columbia, Missouri. Initially launched outside of the Americas in 2018 with the first hotel in Australia, the voco brand combines the informality and charm of an independent hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. With a focus on conversion opportunities, voco Hotels allows guests to enjoy an upscale experience with the freshness of a one-of-a-kind hotel under...
IHG® Appoints Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas
IHG | August 19, 2019
Smith to lead development for Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo® and EVEN® Hotels brands in IHG’s largest region IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Julienne Smith as Senior Vice President, Development in the Americas region. In this role, Smith will lead a team responsible for increasing IHG’s presence in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean for new-builds and conversions to the Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo® and EVEN® Hotels brands. She will also lead the Transactions & Asset Management team, which is focused on growing and enhancing IHG’s relationship with owners...
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