The International Association of Hotel General Managers (IAHGM), which includes Middle East hospitality veterans in its Board of Governors, has launched an advisory services offering, to provide support to hotel general managers, hotel executives, hotel companies and owners within the industry.
“It is very important to us that the Association is seen as a trusted source of hospitality expertise and the Advisory Services have been designed to assist hotel general managers, as well as independent hotel companies, owners and executives, with some of the most important areas of their business. We have been focused on developing partnerships with highly capable, well regarded industry figures as well as some of the very best industry consultants covering all the key international markets, making it quicker and easier for hoteliers to find the expertise they are looking for in one place, " said IAHGM CEO John Cameron.
IAHGM cultivates a global network of partners comprised of hospitality experts who are able to provide assistance and support in a number of critical areas, including hotel openings & conversions; asset management; profit optimisation; strategy development; HR management; executive coaching & development; management systems; service quality improvement; operational performance; development of standard operating procedures.Services can benefits for hotel owners, IAHGM says, including improved profitability, reduced overheads, fit for purpose organisation structures, professional development for their employees and improved asset valuation, whilst GMs and their executive teams have access to independent expert advice on core hospitality management issues.
Launched in 2016, The International Association of Hotel General Managers is the world’s first and only initiative dedicated to the hotel general management community. Among its 11-strong Board of Governors are veteran players of the MIddle East's hospitality industry, namely, Richard Hartman, non-executive director for Jumeirah Group, former CEO of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, former board director and MD of InterContinental Hotels Group, Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Kees Hartzuiker, CEO for Roya International Dubai, former VP Asia, Hilton International.