FARGO, ND (February 17, 2020) Norman Leslie, President of National Hospitality Services (NHS, LLC), has been named as the Chair-elect and Americas Member at Large of the IHG Owners Association Global Board of Directors.

“All of us here at NHS are thrilled to see Norman elected to this position,” said Sarah Koustrup, Chief Operating Officer at National Hospitality Services. “Our company has been fortunate to have a long and productive relationship with IHG and the IHG Owners Association, and we are proud to manage eleven IHG hotels across the United States. We look forward to these continued partnerships as we work to improve and develop all aspects of the IHG brand and support their global portfolio of hotels. Norman has an unparalleled passion for the hospitality industry, and will provide valuable insight and experience to the board as he steps into this new role.”

The IHG Owners Association provides support, resources and advocacy for IHG hotel owners across the brand’s portfolio, which includes nearly 5,800 hotels from 16 different brands operating across more than 100 countries around the world. In addition to his current role on the IHG Owners Association Global Board of Directors, Leslie has also served in a past role with the board, as well as held a role with the association’s Extended Stay Committee.

More information about the IHG Owners Association and National Hospitality Services can be found below.


About the IHG Owners Association

The IHG Owners Association, originally established by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson in 1955, was the first association of its kind in the hotel industry. The global organization currently represents the interests of more than 4,900 owners and operators of nearly 3,800 IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean (AMER); Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa (EMEAA); and Greater China. The Association is a voice for its members and plays an integral role in communicating with IHG leadership on issues related to franchised hotel operations. The IHG family of brands includes 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®. For additional information, visit www.owners.org



About National Hospitality Services

National Hospitality Services (NHS, LLC) is the hotel management company which oversees Country Inn & Suites Minneapolis West. NHS is headquartered in Fargo, ND and is a nationally recognized, award-winning company that manages hotel and restaurant properties throughout the United States. NHS utilizes disciplined operating, financial, sales and marketing strategies focused on maximizing the potential of each hotel it manages. More information about the company and its portfolio of hotels can be found on their website, or on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram).