December 07, 2007 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms, has named David Greydanus, senior vice president, North America Operations.
Based in Atlanta and reporting to Tom Murray, COO, The Americas, Greydanus is responsible for the leadership and performance of IHG's portfolio of more than 200 company managed and owned hotels in North America across all seven IHG brands, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.
Greydanus most recently served as senior vice president, Brand Management, The Waldorf Astoria Collection, for Hilton Hotels, where he also held roles as senior vice president, Brand Management, and senior vice president, Operations, for Embassy Suites. Prior to joining Hilton, Greydanus was a member of the Promus Corporation, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in hotel operations, sales and brand performance support.
"Through David's extensive experience in both hotel operations and brand management, he brings a wealth of knowledge which will play a key role in our operational excellence and strength of our brands," said Tom Murray. "We are delighted to have him as part of the IHG family."
Greydanus earned a bachelor's degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
About The Hotel Management Group
IHG's management portfolio is the fourth largest in the world. As of September 30, 2007, the company operates 544 hotels and over 137,000 rooms around the world. In the Americas alone, IHG's The Hotel Management Group manages more than 200 hotels comprised of nearly 44,000 rooms with another 20 hotels and over 4,600 rooms in the region's management pipeline. The Hotel Management Group provides a proprietary hotel management program called Performance Advantage, which allows for adaptation of its management services and contract terms based on the needs of each individual property investor.