ATLANTA – InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] announces today that it among FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America. The list and related story will appear in the Feb. 6 issue ofFORTUNE. IHG, one of four companies headquartered in Georgia to make the list, earned special recognition for being a top company for big pay for salaried and hourly employees, as well as a top company for women and minorities. FORTUNE also states,“The hotel chain has the most generous 401(k) plan in its industry: It matches up to 6% for office employees and up to 4% for hotel staff.”
“I am very proud that IHG has been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list,” said Kirk Kinsell, president, the Americas, IHG. “It is a testament to the emphasis we place on our people and ensuring we have a strong employee culture. It is also a reflection of the continuous, collaborative effort of everyone at IHG to build a positive work environment that creates Great Hotels Guests Love.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized for the culture we are building at IHG,” said Lori Gaytan, senior vice president, Americas HR and global reward. “It’s essential to attract and develop motivated and skilled people because it’s our people who bring our brands to life and deliver high standards of service and higher revenues for our hotel owners. Globally, we are creating a workplace where people can be themselves and are valued for their contribution because we know that when people love their jobs, guest satisfaction at our hotels increases.”
To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America; 280 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 246,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For information on how to apply,visit www.greatplacetowork.com.
Sherry Telford, IHG, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1(770) 604-2613
Notes to Editors:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization operating seven hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 61 million members worldwide.
IHG is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms and franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 666,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
IHG is committed to gender balance throughout its business. We aspire to continue retaining a minimum of 25% female representation on the Board.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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Last updated 14 August 2007