IHG’s Abrahamson takes CEO role at Interstate, Kinsell succeeds him

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Published on 14/06/11 - Updated on 17/03/22

Jim Abrahamson, IHG’s Americas region president, has been appointed CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Abrahamson will formally take the reigns of Interstate later this year, following a transition period with current CEO Tom Hewitt, who will remain with the company as chairman.IHG has appointed Kirk Kinsell, president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for IHG, to take over as Americas president with Abrahamson's departure. Meanwhile, the chief financial officer for the EMEA region and head of development for Europe, Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson, will assume the role of EMEA president on an interim basis while IHG searches for a permanent replacement.Abrahamson will oversee all domestic and international operations, finance, development and support functions for Internstate, which manages 334 hotels in nine countries. The company has experienced dramatic growth already this year, adding more than 100 new hotels to its management portfolio, including its first properties in China.IHG has appointed Kirk Kinsell, president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for IHG, to take over as Americas president with Abrahamson's departure. Meanwhile, the chief financial officer for the EMEA region and head of development for Europe, Paul Edgecliffe-Johnson, will assume the role of EMEA president on an interim basis while IHG searches for a permanent replacement.

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