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Our Development Team

Jim Erlacher

Regional VP, Upscale Development

Jim Erlacher

Jim champions the development activities for IHG’s upscale brands in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Before joining IHG, Jim excelled in senior leadership positions with top hotel brands and management companies. While with AccorHotels, he was the head of development for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. At Jumeirah Group and Wyndham Hotel Corporation, Jim served as Senior Vice President, Development of the Americas and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, respectively. Additionally, he held senior management positions with Marriott International. An alum of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Jim enjoys staying active by playing rounds of golf, skiing, and riding his motorcycle when he’s away from the office.