Diversity and equality

With brands, employees, guests and owners all around the globe, IHG enjoys a rich tapestry of diversity in its business. One of our Winning Ways, Celebrate Difference, highlights our belief in, and commitment to, creating a welcoming environment for our guests and employees.

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We believe in diversity and inclusion across all aspects of our business. This includes our employees, our guests, hotel ownership, strategic sourcing relationships, recruitment, community relations, franchising and marketing. We create the right working environments and business relationships and encourage a culture where everyone feels valued and accepted.

We recruit and promote individuals solely on the basis of their suitability for the job and will not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status or disability unrelated to the role.

Development and training programmes, including for leadership and management, are accessible throughout IHG, in particular for minorities and other groups.

Where colleagues become disabled, we aim to provide continuing employment wherever practicable in the same or an alternative position. We also work with organisations across the world to make thoughtful considerations on behalf of guests with disabilities.