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Craig Mueller - Vice President Development, The Americas, IHG

Craig Mueller is Vice President Development, the Americas, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

In this role, Craig is responsible for new-build hotels and conversions for the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotel brands in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as for management contracts for all IHG brands in the Americas region. He also oversees development efforts for all of IHG’s brands in Latin America as well as the InterContinental brand in Mexico.

A 30+ year industry veteran, Craig has held positions spanning various areas of hospitality real estate investment. He served as Vice President and then Principal of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Hotel division with responsibilities for both hotel asset management and acquisitions and disposition efforts with a hotel portfolio valued at $1 billion. Prior to that, Craig led the hospitality real estate consulting practice for Deloitte & Touche in Atlanta. He previously served as the Director and Assistant Vice President of development for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Craig is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.