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Intercontinental Hotels Group appoints meetings and events chief

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is attempting to raise its profile among corporate event planners with the appointment of David Taylor as head of meetings and events for its UK and Ireland managed estate.

IHG targets meetings and events sector with new recruit
IHG targets meetings and events sector with new recruit

Taylor joins the group, which owns Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands, from Q Hotels, where he was sales director.

His remit in the newly-created IHG role will see him promote Holiday Inn’s 57 managed estate hotels to the meetings and conferences market.

He said: "I feel that IHG has really embraced the meetings and conference sector - I can’t wait to make my mark. As a company that sells bedrooms very well, it is now my priority to convert this market position into one that is equally attractive to customers as a place to meet and do business, and not just as a base while they do business elsewhere.

"Through feeding into our sales, marketing and PR channels we have a huge opportunity to really enhance the value of our meetings and events offer. We have a very strong product of which we are rightly proud."

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