InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has combined its Latin America and Caribbean regions under the leadership of Alvaro Diago, now chief operating officer of both regions. Diago was most recently area president for Latin America.
In his new role ,Diago, whose Miami-based team has overseen all IHG-branded hotels in Central and South America as well as select Caribbean destinations, will now have responsibility for all IHG hotels in the Caribbean, which are located in Jamaica, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago. The 11 properties in the Caribbean will bring to 75 (by year-end 2009) the total number of hotels in the region’s portfolio. Additionally, Diago will now be looking to increase IHG’s presence throughout the Caribbean, with a particular focus on resort properties, as well as continue to foster and oversee owning company relationships for all IHG brands, both managed and franchised.