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InterContinental Hotels Group Ranks High for Diversity

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest and most global hotel company, ranked 14th
among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity as announced April 19 by
DiversityInc, a magazine and online publisher providing information on the
business benefits of diversity. And, IHG ranked fourth on DiversityInc’s
related Top 10 Companies for African Americans.
“This recognition by DiversityInc is a tremendous honor for us.
InterContinental Hotels Group continues to sharpen its focus on diversity
and inclusion both in terms of internal staffing and operations, and key
external relationships,” said Steve Porter, president, the Americas,
InterContinental Hotels Group. “We recognize the value this has in
strengthening our company, and we continue to create partnerships within
our business, built on respect and support, that enable us to achieve and
enhance our business objectives.”

“We’re committed to advancing diversity in all aspects of our business,”
said Jerome Miller, vice president and chief diversity officer. We’re
capitalizing more fully on diversity in recruiting, procurement, sales and
marketing, franchise development and more. We’ve made a strong start in
each of these areas, and we’re focused on continuing that momentum.”

IHG placed 14th among the more than 175 North American companies that vied
for a spot on the 2004 list. Rankings are based on an extensive survey
evaluating companies’ success in establishing diversity in their work
force, customer base and suppliers. Companies comment on their achievement
in four key areas: CEO commitment, human capital, corporate communications
(internal and external) and supplier diversity.

“InterContinental Hotels Group’s extremely diverse work force and
commitment to recruitment and retention efforts and measurements make it a
diversity leader,” said Luke Visconti, partner/co-founder, DiversityInc.

The full list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity are posted on and will be published in the June/July issue
of DiversityInc magazine.