Roland Schick, InterContinental Hotels Group

Roland Schick

Roland Schick, Vice President of Franchise Sales & Development, The Americas IHG

Roland is Vice President, Franchise Sales & Development for the Americas division of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

In his role, Roland is responsible for implementing long-term franchise distribution strategy across all IHG midscale brands (Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, & Candlewood Suites) on a micro market-by-market basis across the Eastern half of the United States, the Caribbean and all of Canada. This work includes driving the strategic placement of the new full service Holiday Inn prototype, and maximizing the quality and size/scale of each individual hotel location. Roland leads a team of seven field-based Regional Development Directors who are responsible for building relationships with existing franchisees as well as establishing new relationships.

Roland has been with IHG and its predecessors for some 23 years, beginning his hospitality career in Memphis in 1986 as a marketing intern with Holiday Corporation. He has held a variety of positions in Market Planning, Franchise Development and Franchise Sales during his tenure with the company. He is also an avid Hoosier basketball fan as a double graduate of Indiana University—Bloomington.