IHG Announces Appointment Of Jolyon Bulley As Chief Operating Officer For The
ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014
ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG),
one of the world's leading hotel companies, announces the appointment of
Jolyon Bulley to the position of Americas Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Jolyon will be responsible for leading the operations for IHG's portfolio of
more than 3,600 hotels, as well as further strengthening IHG's existing
franchisee relationships and developing new ones. He also will serve on the
Americas Regional Executive Committee and be based at IHG's regional
headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jolyon is an experienced hotelier with over 30 years in the hospitality
industry, and first started at IHG in his native Australia in 2001. Most
recently, he served as IHG's chief operating officer for its Greater China
region, and is the longest-serving member of the IHG Global Operations
Council. During his tenure, Jolyon was integral to the development of the
company's new HUALUXE^® Hotels and Resorts brand, which is the industry's
first-ever international, luxury hotel brand created specifically to meet the
needs and tastes of the Chinese consumer. Prior to his position in Greater
China, Jolyon worked in senior roles across IHG's Asia, Middle East and Africa
(AMEA) region, including in operations, brand strategy and performance for
luxury resorts and multi-brand sales and marketing.
"We are delighted to welcome our colleague Jolyon to the Americas region,"
said Kirk Kinsell, president, the Americas, IHG. "He is a proven operations
leader and through his focus on performance and planning has transformed brand
delivery, owner relations and food and beverage operations in his previous
roles. Jolyon's global experience across various disciplines undoubtedly will
help us continue to deliver brands that are preferred by our guests and drive
results for our owners, while further strengthening our senior leadership
Jolyon Bulley commented: "I am enthusiastic about joining the IHG team in the
Americas. The diversity of our owner and franchisee relationships across the
region provides a wealth of opportunities to focus on our operational
effectiveness and facilitate strategic growth. To continue to work alongside
such passionate and committed people is also truly a privilege."
Jolyon began his career in 1980 as a hotel front office clerk in Melbourne,
Australia. He went on to hold various management positions at hotels and
resorts in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Thailand before moving to
corporate hospitality. Jolyon earned a degree in Tourism and Hospitality from
Melbourne's William Angliss Institute.
Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) (LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)) is a global
organization with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including
InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels &
Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge
Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty
program with over 80 million members worldwide. The program was relaunched in
July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet
across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 693,000 guest
rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,200 hotels in its development
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is
incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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andwww.ihgrewardsclub.comfor more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news,
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