IHG Names Jolyon Bulley COO for the Americas
Wednesday August 20th, 2014 - 9:45AM BY
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ATLANTA—IHG appointed Jolyon Bulley to Americas COO, responsible for leading the operations for IHG's portfolio of more than 3,600 hotels.
He also will serve on the Americas Regional Executive Committee and be based at IHG's regional headquarters here.
Bulley has more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, and first started at IHG in his native Australia in 2001. Most recently, he served as IHG's COO for its Greater China region and is the longest-serving member of the IHG Global Operations Council.
During his tenure, Jolyon was integral to the development of the company's Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts brand.
Prior to his position in Greater China, Jolyon worked in senior roles across IHG's Asia, Middle East and Africa region, including in operations, brand strategy and performance for luxury resorts and multi-brand sales and marketing.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.