Denham, United Kingdom, 2021-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has today (28 SEPTEMBER 2021) announced the appointment of Joanna Kurowska as the new managing director in its home market of UK & Ireland.
Joanna will be responsible for driving sustainable hotel performance in the existing UK&I estate and working with owners and investors to unlock the growth potential for IHG’s brands. As the UK reopens following recent restrictions, Joanna is focused on delivering true hospitality for guests in the safest way possible as she leads the responsible recovery of IHG’s business in UK&I in a time of growth for the region.
Joanna’s promotion follows a 10-year career at IHG Hotels & Resorts, which started at InterContinental Warsaw as Director of Finance & Business Support, before moving on to a number of finance and operational roles across Europe, most recently settling in Frankfurt as Director of Operations for Northern Europe. Joanna also sits on IHG’s Europe Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Board. The Council is made up of colleagues from across the region who are passionate about shaping priorities and pushing for progress in line with IHG’s passion and commitment to DE&I, which sits at the heart of its purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good to guests, hotels, owners, colleagues and communities.
Karin Sheppard, Senior Vice President Managing Director Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, commented: “I am delighted that Joanna Kurowska has taken on the role of Managing Director, UK & Ireland. During her 10 years at IHG Hotels & Resorts, Joanna has risen through the ranks at a rapid pace and has built an excellent reputation as a team collaborator, people developer and a highly valued partner for owners. I am excited to see her take on her latest challenge leading the team at this crucial stage for growth in our home market.”
Joanna Kurowska, Managing Director UK&I, IHG Hotels & Resorts, added: “I am honoured to take on this role at such an important time for UK&I. This is a strong established market for IHG Hotels & Resorts with incredible growth potential, that I’m excited to drive forward. I’m looking forward to working with the excellent team we have in the UK&I to deliver true hospitality for our guests and robust performance for our owners.”
IHG currently has 358 hotels*operating under eight brands in UK & Ireland including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, voco Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites.
*Numbers as at 30 June
IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.
With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline.
- Luxury & Lifestyle: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Vignette Collection, Hotel Indigo
- Premium: voco Hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels
- Essentials: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels
- Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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