15 APRIL 2015 6:59 AM
The hotel industry faces a seemingly constant onslaught of obstacles. Fortunately, it also breeds an unyielding pipeline of talent ready to tackle them head-on.
Around the globe, this next wave of leaders is doing just that. They’re ascending the ranks, voicing their opinions and making decisions that will shape not only the companies at which they work but also the broader hotel industry in which they serve.
They’re not the next generation. They’re the Now Generation. And they’re here to leave their mark.
This Hotel News Now special report, which is sponsored by Access Point Financial, features the collective insight of seven such leaders. In their day jobs, their titles include president, CFO, principal and VP. They also moonlight on the IHG Owners Association’s Emerging Leaders Council.
The end result provides a brief glimpse of the future—of what’s in store for the hotel industry and how these leaders plan to tackle it. The good news? It’s a bright outlook indeed.
The HNN editorial team
About the Emering Leaders Council
The IHG Owners Association, which represents the interests of thousands of InterContinental Hotels Group owners and operators worldwide, established the Emerging Leaders Council for young pioneers in 2011. Already the group is being hailed for its influence, perspective and growing role within the Association and the IHG brand.
The ELC is comprised of members from around the globe and is represented on each of the IHG Owners Association committees. Led by its own Executive Committee, the ELC focuses on key areas such as leadership development and owner engagement. Here, young owners share responsibilities and have a voice when decisions are made within the Association.