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Who is IHG?

We’re lots of things to thousands of people, so there’s more than one answer, but all of them will give you a reason why you should build your career with us. We’re a company which passionately believes that it’s our people who have brought us to where we are today and our people that will help us grow. And if you’ve got ambition, ideas, and want to work somewhere that appreciates you for who you are, IHG is for you. We want individuals. Passion. Creativity. Dreams. Interests. In short, we want all of you at IHG.

The Company

  • More than 750,000 rooms
    in over 5,100 hotels
  • Presence in nearly 100
    countries around the world
  • Nearly 1,500 hotels under development

The award-winning brands

As one of the world’s leading hotel companies, we have some of the best known and most popular brands in the world. All of these brands are unique and work together towards achieving our company’s purpose – to create Great Hotels Guests Love®.

Our people

IHG is filled with great people. People from different countries and cultures, speaking different languages, driving our company forward around the globe. They make us who we are, so we give them every opportunity we can. No matter who you are or where you’re from, if you strive to make us better, we’ll strive to make you better. Don’t take our word for it though. Hear what our people have to say about working for IHG.

What our people say

A great place to work

For us, it's not enough to be one of the world’s leading hotel companies. We also want to be the world’s best place to work. So we work hard every day to make sure our hotels deliver the welcoming atmosphere that our people feel comfortable in, whilst offering a challenging and supportive environment that allows our people to grow. And we are being recognised widely for this approach. We’ve won plenty of awards over the years and are most proud of the ones that acknowledge our investment in our people.

Our Awards

The culture

IHG truly is a great place to work. Despite our size, there is still a feeling of being part of something special, something successful. Our people are united in being proud to work for IHG. And we’re proud of them too. We love everything they bring to IHG. Their individual hopes, dreams and interests have made us the company we are today. When you join us, we want you to be that spark that makes us even better. So we’ll help you become the best that you can be – giving you room to have a great start, get involved and grow. But more importantly, we’ll give you Room to be yourself – allowing your ideas and ambitions to flourish.

To keep us at the top of our game, we need all of our people aiming for the same goals. Which is why we’ve also developed our Winning Ways – a set of behaviours based on our values that are helping us to become one of the very best companies in the world.

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IHG in UK and Ireland

With more than 300 hotels around the UK and Ireland there are so many opportunities for people to find a great job with IHG. From concierge at an InterContinental to housekeeper at a city centre Crowne Plaza or fitness instructor at Holiday Inn, there’s a huge variety of roles available for talented individuals. 

The UK is also home to our global head office in Denham, where you’ll find all the teams you’d expect from a FTSE 100 company. Roles here include Strategy, Finance, Corporate Affairs and HR all focused on developing our long term strategy and supporting our hotels worldwide.

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A Responsible Business

At IHG, Responsible Business is part of our DNA and at the heart of everything that we do. We recognise the importance and benefits of ensuring our people fully represent the communities in which we operate and the guests who stay in our hotels. Our high performance culture is driven by creating an engaging and inclusive environment where different perspectives and ideas are welcomed.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer. We employ people on the basis of the role requirements. We select people for roles based on their skills, qualifications and experience. It is our policy not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, marital status or disability or any other characteristic/group as defined by a country’s legislation.

The IHG Green Engage™ system is our online sustainability tool that helps us minimise our hotel's impact on the local environment. It's our way of ensuring that our surroundings are preserved for everyone to enjoy

IHG® Academy provides opportunities for local people to start and grow their careers in the hospitality industry - opening our doors and creating opportunities for all.  

The IHG Foundation launched in February 2016. This independent charitable trust provides grant funding to projects that create positive change. The IHG Foundation focuses on helping communities develop hospitality skills, ensuring support for those impacted by disasters, supporting grassroot community groups and protecting the environment. Through these efforts, the IHG Foundation will help set the foundations for stronger, healthier, and more prosperous communities around the world.