On 9th January 2019, IIMS College hosted the IHG academy inauguration ceremony to mark its official collaboration with the Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG). One of the world’s leading hotel companies, IHG has over 5,500 hotels spread across 100 countries and a workforce of more than 375,000.
Through the collaboration, IIMS is now a member of IHG Academy, a platform where IHG hotels and corporate offices collaborate with education providers and community groups to help local people build their hospitality skills and improve their employability. Each IHG Academy has three things in common: they collaborate with local education providers and/or community groups; they provide a work experience placement, and they give feedback to each individual on placement. Within a global framework, each IHG Academy is tailored to best meet the needs of the local community they serve. Since its launch in 2006, IHG Academy has continued to grow and now spans over 60 countries around the world.
The brands of IHG includes InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, EVEN Hotels, Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resorts, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Avid Hotels. In Nepal, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, one of the leading deluxe 5-star hotels having 52 years of legacy has been the only flag bearer of the IHG. Through this partnership, BHM students at IIMS will receive frequent orientations and training from the IHG Academy. Also, with its leading size and international scale, IIMS students are put at a high priority by IHG for internships and job opportunities. The collaboration is a step further in IIMS’s mission of developing its BHM students as one of the best hoteliers with strong personal and professional values.