Elie Maalouf -
Keynote Speaker -
CEO, The Americas, IHG
Elie Maalouf is Chief Executive Officer of the Americas region at IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group). He is based at IHG’s regional headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Elie leads the management, growth and profitability of the company’s largest operating region. IHG has a broad portfolio of hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and the newly launched avid™ hotels. Elie is responsible for overseeing more than 4,000 hotels and resorts, spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Elie also serves as an Executive Director on IHG’s Board.
Elie’s experience includes nearly 15 years at HMSHost Corporation, where he held roles as President and CEO and was a member of the board of directors. Before HMSHost, Elie spent eight years with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company. Before joining IHG, Elie was Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company.
Elie is active in organizations that support and promote the travel and hospitality industries as a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Executive Committee of the Board, and the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable. He was also appointed to the Investment Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition, Elie serves as a member of the Global Advisory Council at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is a board member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress.
Elie holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Virginia Tech.