Former Hilton, IHG Exec Ian Sloan Joins Avvio as Vice President of Client Strategy
Avvio announced that Ian Sloan was appointed as its new Vice President of Client Strategy. He will work closely with hotel owners and managers, ensuring Avvio continues to develop and enhance its services in line with their future business plans and strategy, as well as industry trends and changes.
Sloan joined the hotel technology specialist at the start of this year, bringing to the company 15 years of experience working for major global hotel brands. After working at Centrica, he joined the Hilton Hotels group as director of content management services in 2003. In 2009 he joined InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) – the owners of Holiday Inn, InterContinental Hotels and more – where he moved from director of UK marketing and voice services to global director of content strategy.
He later became a consultant for IHG, based in Atlanta, looking at how AI was likely to impact the hotel industry, with a focus on bots and conversational messaging. Sloan joined Avvio after meeting Co-founder and CEO Frank Reeves last year, shortly after Avvio had launched the world’s first AI powered booking engine Allora.
He was drawn to Avvio because of the Allora platform, which fit perfectly with his experience and expertise in hotels and AI. He also wanted to work for a smaller more agile business where he could get involved in all aspects of strategy at all levels of the company.