Exchanging ideas, information and best practices, and working together for the benefit of all is a part of the DNA of the IHG Owners Association. We collaborate with IHG as well as with our fellow members to surface innovative ideas and develop comprehensive resources to contribute to the success of IHG’s brands and of our individual businesses.
Two such collaborative, grassroots initiatives are our Ambassador Program and our new Regional Meetings structure, both designed to tap into the experience and expertise of our broader membership and to provide enhanced opportunities for participation in the Association.
In addition, we continually work with IHG
to expand the range of services, resources, tools and innovations that are made available to owners.
A few examples include:
InnSupply by IHG – The Association was the impetus behind IHG’s development of this new procurement program (currently available in the U.S. only) that gives owners group buying power with negotiated suppliers. For more information you can visit InnSupply at www.innsupply.net
or Download the InnSupply brochure
Brandhearted People Tools – The Owners Association Operations Committee worked with IHG to translate the company’s suite of tools for recruiting, hiring and retaining quality employees for implementation by owners, customizing them by brand. This powerful, free online resource is now available to IHG hotels globally.
Crowne Plaza Brand Transformation—The Owners Association Crowne Plaza Committee is working with the IHG brand team on a multi-year plan to transform the Crowne Plaza brand into the leading competitor in the upper-upscale segment.
Revenue Management for Hire—With this program, IHG helps hotels improve their position in the marketplace by providing data, resources and a dedicated revenue manager to help optimize pricing and drive more bookings, occupancy and higher rates.
—IHG’s comprehensive, global sustainability initiative supports hotels in being “green,” providing guidelines for conserving resources and saving money.