Published on : Thursday, September 30, 2021
Joanna Kurowska has been appointed the new Managing Director at IHG Hotels in UK & Ireland. She will be responsible for driving sustainable hotel performance in the existing estate and working with owners and investors to unlock growth potential.
Kurowska’s promotion follows a ten-year career at IHG Hotels & Resorts, which started at InterContinental Warsaw as Director of Finance and Business Support, before moving on to a number of finance and operational roles across Europe, most recently settling in Frankfurt as director of operations for northern Europe.
Karin Sheppard, Senior Vice President Managing Director Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said that that Joanna Kurowska has taken on the role of managing director, UK & Ireland after rising through the ranks at a rapid pace during her ten years at IHG Hotels & Resorts.
She has reportedly built an excellent reputation as a team collaborator, people developer and a highly valued partner for owners. Speaking on her appointment, Kurowska added she is honoured to take on the role at such an important time for UK&I. She said that it is a strong established market for IHG Hotels & Resorts with incredible growth potential and she is excited to drive forward.
She also shared that she is looking forward to working with the excellent team in the UK&I to deliver true hospitality for our guests and robust performance for our owners. IHG currently has 358 hotels operating under eight brands in UK & Ireland.