Jay Caiafa was recently named chief operating officer for the Americas at InterContinental Hotels Group. Caiafa has been with IHG since 2013 and has held multiple leadership roles with the company.
In his previous role as SVP, Hotel Lifecycle and Growth, Caiafa led multiple teams across all aspects of the hotel lifecycle, including architecture, design, construction, hotel openings, hotel ramp up, renovations, and quality assurance. He also oversaw teams responsible for the delivery of the Americas growth strategy. With his promotion to COO, Americas, he will lead the Americas Operations Leadership Team, with oversight of more than 4,000 IHG hotels across the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to his time with IHG, Caiafa led teams at companies across multiple industries, including legal, commercial real estate finance, strategic consulting, and biotechnology. Caiafa graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and is a decorated Air Force pilot and officer. He is also a licensed attorney with a JD from Duke University School of Law, and he has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
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