InterContinental Hotels Group announces that Robert “Bob” Morse will step down from his role as chief operating officer for the Americas region, effective April 4, 2014. Lew Fader, currently senior vice president of operations for the Americas East Region and Canada, will oversee hotel operations in the interim.
“With his laser-like focus on delivering results, Bob has been an incredible resource to me and to our business,” said
Kirk Kinsell, president of the Americas says. “He played key roles in developing our winning culture and building long-term partnerships with our owners, and we wish him the very best on his new adventure. IHG is known for its people and its leadership, and we will undoubtedly find a new COO who will lead us to even greater heights.”
Morse joined IHG in February 2012 from Noble Investment Group, a leading lodging and hospitality investment organization, where he most recently served as managing principal and chief operating officer. He was responsible for Noble’s hotel management group, which prior to its October 2011 merger with Interstate Hotels and Resorts, operated more than 60 properties including full- and select-service hotels with annual management revenues of approximately $350 million. His responsibilities at Noble included hotel operations, sales and marketing, human resources, information technology, and hotel accounting.
Prior to joining Noble, Morse was the chief operating officer for Interstate Hotels and Resorts Inc. During his tenure, he was responsible for directing a portfolio of more than 300 hotels and resorts with more than $2.3 billion in annual revenue. Additionally, he served in senior management positions for Millennium and Copthorne Hotels PLC, Homestead Suites and with ITT Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, where he oversaw the worldwide franchise organization for the Sheraton and Four Points brands.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at IHG, working with such talented colleagues and passionate owners,” Morse said. “IHG is known for its people, and it was definitely an honor to work alongside them to deliver the iconic brands that guests know and love.”