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21.12.2007

InterContinental Hotels Group presented with an award for disabled employment

The InterContinental Hotels Group has announced that it received recognition from Anne McGuire, the Minister for Disabled People, for its ongoing success in recruiting, retaining and promoting disabled staff at the RADAR People of the Year Human Rights Awards. According to information provided by the company, RADAR's People of the Year Human Rights Awards is the only event in Europe that honours individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to furthering the human rights of disabled people.

The Employment Award was presented by Anne McGuire to Christopher Rawstron, IHG's Vice President Operations UK and Ireland. Commenting on the award, Christopher Rawstron said, “Being a global hospitality business, IHG has one of the UK's most diverse workforces and this is something we are very proud of. While it is our policy to get the right person for the job, disabled people are typically committed and loyal to their jobs, so we are very pleased to have them on board.”

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is, it says, the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. It owns, manages, leases or franchises over 3,800 hotels and offers more than 571,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.

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