Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) has confirmed that it will be cutting a number of jobs this year in response to the economic slowdown.
It was reported this week that the world's largest hotel group was cutting hundreds of jobs worldwide, 200 of which are expected to be in the UK: 30 job cuts at its head office in Denham, Buckinghamshire, with the rest in the 70 hotels that it manages.
The Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza operator confirmed to Caterersearch that it had been "forced to look at staffing levels" across the board.
Alexi Hakim, chief operating officer of IHG UK & Ireland, said: "Increasingly tough trading conditions mean that we're now forced to look at the staffing levels across the hotels we manage in the UK and Ireland on behalf of our owners.
"We are consulting with our owners' employees and regrettably, this may result in redundancies for some individuals."
In November, Caterersearch reported that senior IHG executives had admitted job cuts would be necessary, while speaking at the company's annual Asia division conference in China.
By Gemma Sharkey
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