Atlanta, GA - June 3, 2003 - InterContinental Hotels Group [LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world`s most global hotel company, is pleased to announce that Tephane Rainey has been awarded the first InterContinental Hotels Group scholarship at the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis.
In addition to attending school full time, Ms. Rainey has more than five years experience in the hospitality industry and she continues to gain operational experience at a full-service hotel in Memphis, TN. Ms. Rainey is looking forward to an exciting career in the hospitality industry, where to her hospitality means to offer “fresh ideas with innovative and creative gracious southern hospitality.”
“Tephane is a dynamic student and I am confident that she will have a bright future in the hospitality industry. InterContinental Hotels Group is pleased to be able to assist in the development of the industry`s future leaders and is pleased to be working with the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management,” said Vicki Gordon, senior vice president, Corporate Affairs, InterContinental Hotels Group.
The scholarship is one portion of the support announced in 2002 between the InterContinental Hotels Group and the University of Memphis. In addition to the scholarship program, which focuses on helping female and minority students interested in the hospitality field, InterContinental Hotels Group also funds the InterContinental Chair of Excellence for the school.
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