InterContinental Hotels Group announces Arthur de Haast to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Denham –  InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (LON: IHG | NYSE: IHG), today announced 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 will serve on the Remuneration and Corporate Responsibility Committees of the IHG Board.

“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.” said Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chair, IHG.

About Arthur de Haast

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.

About InterContinental Hotels Group Plc

InterContinental Hotels Group is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, voco, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, avid hotels, Staybridge Suites, Atwell Suites and Candlewood Suites.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 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 400,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

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