Pictured: Joel Eisemann and Julienne Smith. Imagery courtesy of IHG Accommodations & Resorts.
IHG Accommodations & Resorts has reshuffled its improvement group for the Americas following a current change on the high.
Ex SVP of improvement, Julienne Smith, took over the chief improvement officer position from the retiring Joel Eisemann in June, and this has now sparked a series response of adjustments throughout the division.
Matt Frankiewicz has assumed Smith’s former SVP of improvement position after beforehand serving as VP, transactions and asset administration for the Americas. On this position, he’ll oversee the development and development of IHG’s luxurious, way of life and premium manufacturers within the US and Canada, and can proceed to guide the event and proprietor help group throughout all manufacturers within the Americas area. Frankiewicz joined IHG in 2017 after holding varied management roles throughout his greater than twenty years at White Lodging Providers Corp. and Hyatt Accommodations Corp.
Moreover, Mike Wernet is taking on Frankiewicz’s former VP, improvement and proprietor help place. Earlier than becoming a member of IHG, Wernet asset managed a considerable portion of JLL’s resort portfolio and spearheaded the event of the organisation’s North American enterprise intelligence platform. His greater than 25 years of hospitality expertise additionally contains stints at RLJ and White Lodging, the place he managed greater than $10 billion in resort investments and led enterprise-level enterprise planning.
Elsewhere, IHG’s Kimpton Lodge & Restaurant Group model has welcomed Tiffany Cooper because the SVP and head of improvement for North America and the Caribbean. A hospitality veteran who started her profession at a Kimpton Lodge greater than 25 years in the past, Cooper has pushed regional development for the model through the previous 4 years and can proceed to leverage the Americas improvement group’s assets to broaden Kimpton’s pipeline and footprint.
Plus Paul Adan joined IHG as Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean (MLAC) senior regional VP, constructing on his expertise as MD for Latin America and the Caribbean at Radisson Lodge Group Americas and regional VP at Marriott Worldwide. Backed by greater than 25 years of improvement and operations expertise, Adan will lead the MLAC regional improvement group and leverage his sturdy file of brand name development and franchise deal administration success to establish and pursue new alternatives.
IHG has welcomed Scott Duff as its new VP, improvement for Canada. With greater than three a long time of improvement, branding and brokerage expertise throughout the Canadian hospitality panorama, Duff will oversee the strategic improvement and development of IHG’s luxurious, way of life, and premium manufacturers whereas sustaining total duty for its necessities and suites manufacturers.
Americas chief improvement officer Smith mentioned: “I’m excited in regards to the sturdy potential of our Americas improvement management group in capitalising on future development alternatives and constructing upon our current momentum as we work to develop with present and new house owners.
“The members of my group have important breadth and depth of expertise and confirmed skills to attach with house owners and builders all through their respective careers. Beneath our new management, I’m assured that our best-in-class groups will proceed to strengthen IHG and drive significant change inside our trade.”
With greater than 4,200 resorts throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, IHG’s Americas presence accounts for greater than 70% of its whole world resort portfolio.