InterContinental Hotels Group to appoint Arthur de Haast as an independent Non-Executive Director

InterContinental Hotels Group to appoint Arthur de Haast as an independent Non-Executive Director

Denham, United Kingdom, 2019-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today (06 DECEMBER 2019) announces that Arthur de Haast is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. He will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 January 2020.

Arthur de Haast is a Senior Director of JLL, the NYSE-listed professional services firm specialising in real estate and investment management. He will step down from JLL’s Global Capital Markets Board on 31 December 2019, assuming an advisory role as Chairman of JLL’s Capital Markets Advisory Council, in early 2020.

Arthur was previously Chairman and Global CEO of JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, with responsibility for 300 professionals who provided advisory and transactional services to hotel owners and operators across 20 countries.

In addition, Arthur is a member of JLL’s Global Sustainability Board, member of the Advisory Board of the Scottish Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and past Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality.

Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chair, IHG, commented: “Arthur brings more than 30 years of relevant capital markets, hotels and hospitality experience, along with significant Board-level knowledge around sustainability, all of which are important areas of focus for IHG. He also has a truly global perspective and significant insight into the Asian market which is a key focus for IHG. I look forward to welcoming Arthur to the IHG Board.”

Arthur will serve on the Remuneration and Corporate Responsibility Committees of the IHG Board.

Pursuant to LR 9.6.13R, Arthur is an independent non-executive director of Chalet Hotels Limited, a public company, quoted on the Bombay Stock Exchange, (BSE).

About IHG®

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton®Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®,Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,400 hotels and 800,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,700 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 375,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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