The Honourable Order of International Hotel General Managers (HOIHGm) has officially launched. The world first initiative dedicated to the hotel general management community – is designed to raise the profile of hotel GMs, whilst providing a range of professional and personal membership benefits, such as portable healthcare and insurance options.


Membership is open to all hotel GMs, those who have previously served in the position, owner/operators, as well as retirees and aspiring young professionals on the career path to becoming a GM.


Founded by Leon Larkin, an Australian national with over 40 years’ GM experience in some of the world’s leading hotels in Europe, Asia and Australia, who says, ”During my career I came to realise that there was something significant missing for GMs on a collective scale similar to Les Clefs d’Or for concierges. Before now, GMs have had nowhere to go for independent assistance or support, both in general and particularly in times of need. HOIHGm will provide a thread of continuity and range of benefits which reflect the challenges our colleagues face throughout their careers and beyond – the number one incentive being an elective portable healthcare insurance plan for themselves and their families.”


Larkin is supported in his role as president by an international Board of Governors, comprising 11 high-profile alumni from the global hospitality industry. The first phase of applicants will be made Founding Members and granted special privileges including additional voting rights, fixed membership fees for three years, as well as access to exclusive discounts and events.

Later this year, HOIHGm will host its debut World Congress in Dubai on the topic of ‘Hotel Security in Today’s World’ and feature high-profile awards such as ‘nternational Hotel General Manager of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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