IHG’s Bob Morse to Step Down as Americas Chief Operating Officer
from his role as Chief Operating Officer for the Americas region, effective April 4, 2014. Lew Fader, currently Senior Vice President of Operations for the Americas East Region and Canada, will oversee hotel operations in the interim.
Kirk Kinsell, President of the Americas says:
"With his laser-like focus on delivering results, Bob has been an incredible resource tome and to our business. He played key roles in developing our winning culture and building long-term partnerships with our owners, and we wish him the very best on his new adventure. IHG is known for its people and its leadership, and we will undoubtedly find a new COO who will lead us to even greater heights."
Bob Morse, Chief Operating Officer for the Americas says:
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at IHG, working with such talented colleagues and
Bob Morse – Biography
Bob joined IHG in February 2012 from Noble Investment Group, a leading lodging andhospitality investment organization, where he most recently served as managing principal and chief operating officer. He was responsible for Noble's hotel management group, which prior to its October 2011 merger with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, operated more than 60 properties including full and select service hotels with annual management revenues of approximately $350 million. His responsibilities at Noble included hotel operations, sales and marketing, human resources, information technology and hotel accounting.
Prior to joining Noble, Morse was the chief operating officer for Interstate Hotels &Resorts, Inc. During his tenure, he was responsible for directing a portfolio of more than 300 hotels and resorts with more than $2.3 billion in annual revenue. Additionally, he served in senior management positions for Millennium and Copthorne Hotels PLC, Homestead Suites and with ITT Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw the worldwide franchise organization for the Sheraton and Four Points brands.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 724,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with almost 1,300 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world"s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 88 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group"s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG"s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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