The Leading Hotels of the World and IHA Collaborate to offer a Bespoke Business Solution for Independent Luxury Hotels

NEW YORK, NY — (May 2023) – The leader in independent luxury hospitality, The Leading Hotels of the World, and hotel management company IHA - Independent Hospitality Associates are partnering to offer a bespoke solution for independent luxury hotel owners and developers.

The solution combines LHW’s global infrastructure of sales, marketing, and distribution, with IHA’s ultra personalized approach supporting owners to develop their vision and achieve financial objectives. IHA will now be a preferred management strategic partner of Leading Hotels.

Through this affiliation, hotel owners and developers can expand their reach and grow their business with the best-in-class services and gain brand recognition with unrivalled luxury leaders. The collaboration offers preeminent solutions and operational excellence to strengthen business performance and return on investment to hotel owners and developers.

Leading Hotels has a portfolio of more than 400 distinct, luxury properties across 80 countries. The brand delivers premiere sales, marketing, distribution, and other strategic support to empower hotels to stay independent. IHA has a curated portfolio of luxury properties in Northern Europe and Switzerland. Its services include full management for existing properties with growing business objectives, for new projects with full conceptualization, or for renovation and repositioning in a fast evolving market.

“The strategic management of our member Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen is an outstanding example of the value that IHA delivers to independent hotels,” said Chris Walker, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at The Leading Hotels of the World. “We look forward to future collaboration that leverages Leading Hotels’ standards of excellence and global sales, marketing and distribution expertise along with IHA’s personalized on-property management solution.”

“More than ever, hotel guests desire enriching experiences when they travel. These days successful luxury properties such as our client Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen provide fulfilment, inspiration and engagement with their local community alongside faultless service and impeccable standards,” said Lucas Johansson, CEO at IHA, “IHA knows how to interpret these manifold demands in a way that uniquely fits each clients' property. Whether it’s an historic palace, business hotel or resort, we help guide independent hotels to operating and capital success.”

Both companies are dedicated to supporting independent luxury hotels and are actively seeking opportunities in key markets within EMEA.


About Leading Hotels of the World
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit:, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld.

About IHA
International Hospitality Associates’ is a hotel management company whose mission is to find bespoke solutions in all aspects of hotel operations for owners of independent luxury properties. Based in Switzerland and Denmark, IHA's dedicated team of highly experienced luxury hospitality executives has expertise in all functions, from day-to-day operations to transformational top-level strategy. They address a hotel’s operations and service from within, including management development, design & architecture, revenue management, CRM and digital marketing support. A discreet partner driving success for exclusive independent hotels, IHA ensures that each property’s reputation and brand are elevated, ultimately maximising value for every client's investment. For more information visit: and LinkedIn.
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