IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has named Julienne Smith as senior vice president, development in the Americas region. She will also lead the transactions & asset management team, which is focused on growing and enhancing IHG’s relationship with owners and their hotels. Smith brings more than 17 years of development experience to IHG, having held roles in that area at Hyatt and Marriott. Most recently she was senior vice president, development and owner relations at Hyatt.

American Marketing Group, Inc. has named Samantha Jones as senior vice president of hotel programs for the company, which operates 18 travel and hospitality brands, including Travelsavers and the Affluent Traveler Collection. AMG has a portfolio of 30,000 hotels worldwide. Jones most recently led North American sales for Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s hotel distribution division, RoomIt by CWT. She has also worked for several hotel companies.