Elie Maalouf

Chief Executive Officer, Americas

Elie Maalouf is Chief Executive Officer of the Americas region at IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) and serves as an Executive Director on IHG’s Board. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Elie leads the management, growth and profitability of the company’s largest operating region, responsible for overseeing more than 4,300 hotels and resorts, spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. IHG has a broad portfolio of hotel brands including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts , Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™ and Candlewood Suites®.

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. Prior to joining IHG in 2015, 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. 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.

View from the Top: Where Do We Go from Here?