Glenn Squires Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association
Glenn Squires, CEO of Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc., Assumes Chairmanship of IHG Owners Association
The IHG Owners Association (formerly IAHI, Owners' Association), which represents the owners of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) hotels worldwide, has announced that Glenn Squires has assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Directors.
The announcement was made during the IHG Americas Investors & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, October 24-26, 2011, where the Association unveiled its new name, new look and website at www.owners.org. Association chairs each serve a one-year term. Squires is a 30-year hospitality veteran who took Pacrim from four hotels in 1997 to its current portfolio of 48 branded hotels with 5,182 hotel rooms in 10 provinces and three states. Under his leadership, Pacrim was named Hotelier Magazine's 2008 Hotel Company of the Year and in 2009 received the National Award for Tourism Excellence, Business of the Year – Multiple Unit from the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), recognizing people, places and organizations that have gone above and beyond to offer a superior tourism experience to travellers in Canada. Squires has served on numerous boards, committees and charitable organizations. He has been named IHG Developer of the Year/Canada and received the Nova Scotia Tourism Industry's Vision Award.
Glenn is a forward-thinking and influential member of our board," said Eva Ferguson, President of the IHG Owners Association. "As the Owners Association launches a brand new name and agenda, Glenn's action-oriented leadership will springboard us for innovation in owner engagement and a new level of commitment to improve hotels' profitability, strengthen the system, and exchange ideas and best practices.