Hospitality Leader fact sheet

Jolyon Bulley

Jolyon Bulley

Jolyon Bulley is Chief Executive, Greater China since September 2017.

Until September 2017, Jolyon was Chief Operating Officer, the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He is also a member of theRegional Executive Committee and is the longest serving member of IHG's Global Operations Council. In this role, Jolyon was responsible for leading Americas operations for franchised and managed hotels in addition to cultivating franchisee relationships and facilitating system growth by making IHG-branded hotels the first choice for guests and hotel owners. Jolyon and his team provide the services and support necessary to open new hotels in a timely manner.

An experienced hotelier with a global outlook and a performance-driven mindset, Jolyon brings over a decade of experience at IHG across various divisions to his current role. Previously, he was chief operating officer for IHG's Greater China region where he led a portfolio of over 200 managed operating hotels & resorts with over 150 additional in the pipeline. He also had oversight of strategic planning across the region's hotel performance, food & beverage offerings, brand performance and owner relations.

Prior to this, he had roles of increasing responsibility across IHG's Asia-Pacific region. He was vice-president operations, South East Asia & India and before that led the Asia-Pacific strategy for the positioning and differentiation for the InterContinental® Resorts – including leading cross functional teams, performance and conceptual development around the Resorts pipeline. Before this, he was responsible for sales and marketing for IHG's Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific region where he redesigned the sales and marketing operating systems across the region.

Jolyon joined IHG in 2001 as director of operations for New South Wales in Australia. Prior to that he was with BT (Bankers Trust) Hotel Group where he served as the General Manager for Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef – a world renowned luxury resort and later with BT Hotels became a Hotel Asset Manager of their portfolios. His career began with Hilton at the hotel level and he went on to hold diverse hotel management positions before his foray into the corporate domain.

Jolyon graduated from the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne with a concentration in Tourism and Hospitality. His passions include Australian football, travel and swimming. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and two of three children – his oldest is due to commence hotel management in Australia.

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