Richard Hartman, president of the EMEA region at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is to retire next September.
IHG said that having stayed beyond his normal retirement age of 60 to assist with the restructuring of the EMEA region, which included the switch of more than 100 owned or leased hotels to management and franchise contracts, Hartman had decided to call it a day.
Hartman will also step down from his position on the company's board on retirement.
IHG said a successor would be named in due course.
By Chris Druce
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