Hospitality Leader fact sheet

Alan Watts

Alan Watts

Alan Watts is Chief Operating Officer for IHG’s Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. He is responsible for the company’s operations across 267 hotels in nearly 40 countries and territories and oversees the region's hotel performance systems and processes.

One of the largest hotel companies in the world, IHG currently operates five brands in the region: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo.

Alan has been with the company over 20 years, joining through IHG’s acquisition of SPHC group in Australia. Having spent time as a General Manager Alan then took on senior operator roles for the company, including managing the operations of hotels across South East Asia and leading the expansion of the company's Holiday Inn Express brand across Asia and Australasia. Alan was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Australasia, Japan and AMEA Operations Performance.

Alan, who is originally from New Zealand, is based in IHG's regional head office in Singapore and is a member of the company's Regional Operating Committee.

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