Jonathan Lund appointed VP Canada Franchise Performance Support InterContinental Hotels Group

TORONTO, 2015-11-20 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of Jonathan Lund as Regional Vice President, Canada Franchise Performance Support. In this role, Jonathan oversees the operations of IHG’s 165 franchised hotels across Canada to deliver exceptional results for owners.

Jolyon Bulley, Chief Operating Officer, The Americas, IHG said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to IHG. With his 30-plus years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 20 years working at IHG-managed hotels, Jonathan is well positioned to help our franchised hotels continue to succeed. He is a passionate hotelier and strong operator who has a track record of producing outstanding results.”

Jonathan Lund added: “I am excited about joining the Americas team at IHG and supporting our Canadian franchisees. My experience with the IHG Owners Association has prepared me to understand what owners need and want, and I look forward to helping owners become more profitable and grow their preference for our brands, as well as building the pipeline in Canada.”

Prior to his appointment, Jonathan worked for Fortis Properties as Director of Hospitality Operations, where he oversaw hotel operations, sales and marketing, human resources and asset management, after serving as the Regional General Manager for its Ontario hotels. He also served as the 2015 Chairman of the IHG Owners Association’s Canada Committee and the Association’s People Committee. Jonathan holds a degree in Hotel Administration from The University of Huddersfield.

Media Contacts:
Caroline Huston, IHG, caroline.huston@ihg.com, +1(770) 604-2495
Michelle Dias, IHG, michelle.dias@ihg.com, +1(416) 342-0460

Notes to Editors: 
IHG (InterContinental® Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & ResortsKimpton® Hotels & RestaurantsHUALUXE® Hotels and ResortsCrowne Plaza® Hotels & ResortsHotel Indigo®EVEN™ HotelsHoliday Inn® Hotels & ResortsHoliday Inn Express®Staybridge Suites®and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 727,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 90 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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SOURCE: InterContinental Hotels Group

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