Salo Smaletz - Vice President Development, Latin America, InterContinental Hotels Group - IHG

Salo Smaletz is the Vice-President Development for Latin America for InterContinental Hotels Group.

Salo graduated from Fundaçao Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1990 with a bachelor in Business Administration and Marketing.

He ran his Tour Operator business in Brazil until 1997 when he moved to Miami, Florida to pursue a Master’s Degree in Hospitality and Food Science at Florida International University. Upon his graduation in 1999 he worked for Hilton International as a corporate trainee in Chicago and Toronto and as Development Director in the Miami Area Office until he joined IHG in 2006.

Salo oversees development in 18 countries and together with his team has been responsible for the addition/retention of over 60 hotels/9,000 rooms in the past twelve years.