Welcome to The International Association of Hotel General Managers.

We are extremely proud to have established the world's first Association dedicated exclusively to the hotel General Management community and we invite you to find out more about the benefits we offer, as well as the many ways we will support GMs during their distinguished careers and beyond.

I, and many of my peers, believe that an Association of this kind is long overdue - now GMs will have somewhere to go for independent professional advice and assistance. This becomes more relevant in today’s world where people change jobs more frequently with research showing today's GM's will work for a large number of different companies throughout their careers. In our capacity as an independent Association, we can provide the assistance and support they need to feel recognised, respected and secure.

Our goal is not only to elevate the profile of hotel GMs on a global scale, but to offer tangible and practical benefits that reflect the challenges they face.

As a hotel GM with over 40 years’ experience, it is my wish to leave a legacy that will benefit many and this Association has been designed in such a way that it will evolve according to the needs and feedback of our members. This is an Association that will bring enormous benefit to our industry and I look forward to sharing in its successful future.

Leon Larkin   PresIAHGM



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The International Association of Hotel General Managers – The Organisation


Our aim is to provide Members with the assistance and support they may need throughout their General Management career and beyond, regardless of where they work or reside in the world, thereby contributing to the professional standing of hotel GMs globally.

We intend to give our members the opportunity to voice their opinions and make recommendations on issues that affect the future of our industry. We will also provide GMs with access to a range of competitively priced, portable benefit programs including, term life and income protection insurance, healthcare plan options for members and their families, and a retirement & savings plan which can be utilised to supplement home country pension arrangements.  

We will also provide our members with a Career Management Centre, incorporating professional development opportunities, and the potential for executive placement across a wider choice of job opportunities. We will encourage our Members to actively network through our online forum and to build relationships, that can be further strengthened by attending member events whenever possible. We also intend to further develop our Advisory/Consulting Services portfolio, with carefully selected industry partners who are highly experienced and well regarded for their expertise in key critical areas for not only GMs but also for hotel companies and individual owners.

A philosophy of giving is a cornerstone of our Association, and as we grow we intend to provide subsidies and scholarships for Members and their families, and an Annual Awards program, where we will reward excellence and exceptional contribution(s) to our profession.

Furthermore, in support of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we also intend to donate to a number of specific charitable causes based on member nominations.

Membership Options


Our current available membership categories are: