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IHG appoints Patrick Finn as Vice President Development for Southeast Asia and Korea

Patrick Finn will oversee strategic expansion of the group’s brands in the region.

SINGAPORE – IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Patrick Finn as Vice President, Development for South East Asia and Korea. Based in Singapore, Finn will join the South East Asia and Korea Leadership Team to spearhead strategic growth initiatives and oversee the expansion of the group’s brands in the region.

A highly experienced leader, Patrick brings more than 20 years’ Hotel Development experience to his new role. Most recently, Patrick worked for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, based out of Hong Kong, and was responsible for leading the company’s Development function across Asia Pacific; planning and executing Hyatt’s brand portfolio growth strategy. Prior to his time in Asia, Finn worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, progressing from Development Planning to senior Acquisitions and Development leadership in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Finn holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Boston University.

Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG says: “I am thrilled to welcome Patrick to the South East Asia and Korea Leadership Team and excited about the wealth of experience he brings to IHG. Given our strong growth ambitions we will benefit from Patrick’s vast experience across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia in sourcing projects, structuring and negotiating strategic deals, building strong stakeholder relations as well as managing regional teams.”

Patrick Finn, Vice President, Development, South East Asia and Korea, IHG added: “IHG is one of the most dynamic companies in the hospitality space and I am delighted to join as the business turbocharges its expansion. With 18 strong and targeted brands, more than 6,000 hotels worldwide, a fresh global loyalty programme, and nimble, owner-focused leadership, I look forward to working with the team to leverage IHG’s strengths and accelerate growth into 2023 and beyond.”

IHG currently has 111 hotels* operating under eleven brands across ten countries in South East Asia and Korea, with 90 hotels in the pipeline. It’s one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in Asia Pacific with 888 operating hotels*, and 634 in the pipeline, including the highly anticipated openings of Regent Hong Kong, Kimpton Naranta Bali, and Hotel Indigo Kuala Lumpur on the Park, among many others.

*As of 30 September 2022

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