InterContinental Resorts Group (IHG) introduced that Jolyon Bulley will succeed Elie Maalouf as Americas CEO. Bulley is at present IHG’s CEO for the Better China area, and in addition the group’s transformation lead for Luxurious & Way of life. The appointment follows the announcement on Might 5 that Maalouf will grow to be IHG’s group CEO on July 1 following Keith Barr’s resolution to step right down to return together with his household to the USA.
Bulley has been CEO of Better China since 2018 and is a member of IHG’s Government Committee. He was beforehand chief working officer (COO) for the Americas area from 2014 to 2017. He’ll take up his new place on July 1 and will likely be returning to his household residence in Atlanta in the USA the place he will likely be based mostly.
A profession hotelier, Bulley has held a lot of roles at IHG since he joined the enterprise in 2001. As CEO of Better China, he has been chargeable for accelerating the expansion and driving the profitability of IHG’s second-largest market. Previous to that, as COO for the Americas, Jolyon led the area’s operations for franchised and managed motels. This led to Bulley holding the identical position as COO for Better China, the place he equally oversaw the area’s resort portfolio and model efficiency, new resort openings, and proprietor relations.
As IHG concludes succession planning for Bulley’s duties in Better China, Daniel Aylmer, managing director for Better China, will report back to Maalouf and proceed his duties in China. Transition planning is underway for Bulley’s different commitments.
Barr commented, “Jolyon has made an infinite contribution to the success of IHG over his greater than twenty years within the enterprise, together with holding senior roles in our two largest markets. His appointment as Americas CEO demonstrates IHG’s dedication to spend money on our leaders’ improvement potential, our sturdy succession planning, and a continuation of our current development technique for the Americas area.”
Maalouf mentioned: “Jolyon is returning to the Americas enterprise the place he has a confirmed monitor file of supporting the expansion of IHG’s largest area. When he was COO he redesigned and strengthened how we work with and ship for our resort homeowners. Over the past 5 years, Jolyon has guided Better China by means of the pandemic and into the restoration, additional strengthened our proprietor relationships, and continued to develop the enterprise at tempo. I’m happy to have the ability to transfer into the Group CEO position figuring out that Jolyon will additional strengthen the Americas management group.”
Bulley added, “I’m proud to have the chance to steer our Americas enterprise alongside our many proficient colleagues and in partnership with our resort homeowners. I’ve labored within the hospitality trade my total profession and I’m trying ahead to constructing on Elie’s legacy within the area, remaining targeted on capitalizing on robust proprietor and visitor demand for our superb manufacturers and our engaging enterprise platform.”