InterContinental Hotels Group
(IHG) (ADRs), the world’s largest and most global hotel company, has named
Mark Wells, senior vice president, Brand Performance, the Americas.
Based in Atlanta and reporting to Steve Porter, president, the Americas,
IHG, Wells is responsible for overall brand performance, including brand
strategy, sales, marketing, revenue management and hotel performance
support across all seven InterContinental Hotels Group brands, including
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel
Indigo, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge
Suites and Candlewood Suites.
With more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Wells has held
executive-level marketing positions for major hotel companies such as
Choice Hotels International and Promus Hotel Corporation, the parent
company of Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns and Homewood Suites. He has
previously worked for Holiday Inns Inc. as the vice president of
operations and marketing and has also served as the vice president of
marketing for Days Inn and the director of marketing for Doubletree Inns.
Wells most recently served as the executive vice president and chief
operating officer of Pegasus Solutions Inc. In this position, he was
responsible for product development, service delivery, training and
implementation, global reservations centers and information technology.
Prior to that Wells served as President and COO of Utell Limited, a
subsidiary of Pegasus and provider of marketing, sales, distribution and
technology services to more than 4,500 independent hotels in 30 countries.
He also served as Executive Vice President and COO, Pegasus Hospitality
Group, which operated Sterling Hotels & Resorts, Summit Hotels & Resorts,
Golden Tulip Hotels & Resorts and Utell Limited hospitality businesses. In
this capacity, Mark was responsible for the operation of each brand,
reservations and distribution services and shared corporate services.
“As an industry leader, with some of the world’s most recognized and
respected brands, Mark’s tremendous wealth of experience, his strategic
forethought and ability to understand and incorporate the various
disciplines of branding, marketing, operations, distribution and
franchising will enable him to be an immediate asset to the IHG family,”
said Steve Porter. “I am delighted that Mark will be joining our team.”