John P. Sutherland,
named President – Latin American Division of
InterContinental Hotels Corporation by
President Robert Huyot, has had extensive
experience in South America and thhe Caribbean.
He was previously Senior vice President-
Operations based in the company’s New York City
headquarters. In his new position Mr.
Sutherland is based in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Sutherland joined InterContinental Hotels
in 1953 as General Manager of the Hotel El
Prado in Barranquilla, Colombia. Subsequent
assignments included the positions of General
Manager of InterContinental hotels in
Santiago, Chile; San Juan, Puerto Rico;
Melbourne, Australia; and Caracas, Venezuela
where he also held the post of Vice President-
Operations Latin America, He was named Senior
Vice President – Operations from 1967 to 1981.
For his contribution toward the development of
tourism, the Chilean government decorated Mr.
Sutherland with the Orden del Merito.
Mr. Sutherland had been active in a variety of
organizations. He was founder of the President
of the Colombian Hotel Association; President
of the Chilean Hotel Association; President of
the Puerto Rican Hotel Association; Vice
President of the Venezuelan Hotel Association;
Director of the American Hotel Association;
Director of the Hotel Sales Management
Association; and Vice President of the American
Chamber of commerce in Caracas.
He was a member of Rotary, La Chaine des
Rotisseurs, Hotel Executives club and other
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