Benchmark has named Evan Crawford director of field marketing support, a newly created position to support programs across the company’s Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection brands. Crawford previously served as regional marketing director for the company with responsibilities for Benchmark properties in Florida, Texas and the Caribbean. He has also worked with RockResorts.

InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Nigel Conway to the role of vice president, marketing shared services, Europe/Middle East/Africa, leading a team that will provide a centralized marketing resource across the region. He joins IHG from Nestle, where he spent more than a decade in a range of roles, most recently as global head of media and agency operations.