InterContinental Hotels Group Starts Year Two of Its Partnership with eCornell

Global hotel brand offers hospitality-specific online learning

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the worlds largest hotel companies, has started year two of its partnership with eCornell.

Offering courses in hospitality management developed by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, eCornell has helped IHG successfully cultivate its global audience to become leaders in their industry. With more than 4,000 properties throughout the world, it is important that IHG offer a learning solution that is consistent and accessible for all its employees.

One of the many attractive aspects of eCornell is that it offers employees hospitality courses and also a wide range of business and leadership courses on topics ranging from management to finance to change management. The flexible schedule and ease of access is important for the IHG audience, because their schedules fluctuate and they can be in remote locations.  eCornell’s Ivy League-caliber courses continue to be recognized as valuable to IHG’s learning and development strategy, and have been since 2004.

eCornell’s unique approach to elearning combines the most effective elements of a world-class, Ivy League classroom with the flexibility of an online learning environment. eCornell courses—self-paced and 100 percent online—are “instructor-facilitated” to help guide a cohort of 20 to 30 participants through challenging, real-world exercises with practical on-the-job application. Classes enable learners to be immersed in learning that also fosters collaboration, interaction, and networking.

“IHG has been a great partner of eCornell,” said Tom Abogabal, vice president of global sales for eCornell.  “Their global audience takes advantage of the collaborative nature of our courses.  We are happy to help make the world flat for IHG’s talent across seven continents.  eCornell allows them to connect with each other and learn with and from peers across all industries, all while developing their skills they can apply wherever they are in IHG’s operations.”

About eCornell

eCornell, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cornell University, provides many of the world’s leading organizations with online professional and executive development in the areas of leadership and management, human resources, financial management, healthcare, marketing, and hospitality management. eCornell’s proven course development model and asynchronous instructor-led course delivery provide for engaging, rigorous, and interactive learning. The company has delivered online courses to more than 50,000 students in over 200 countries. For more information visit (enterprise buyers) or (small groups and individual students).


About InterContinental Hotels Group

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels, and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 69 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages, or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 672,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group, PLC, is the group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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