Veterans Day is extra special to us at IHG® Army Hotels. It’s more than a day to say thank you—it’s a reminder that service is at the core of what we do every day. We’re honored to serve all veterans, active-duty members and their families. We pride ourselves in providing fresh, modern hotels with amenities tailored to the military community that include:
- Complimentary Hot Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Pet-friendly Accommodations
- Business Centers
- Fitness Centers
- Guest Laundry Facilities
- Weekly Socials
- Courtesy Shuttles*
When you stay at an IHG Army Hotel, you can rest easy knowing a dedicated team is taking care of you and your family. Our colleagues have a deep understanding of military life because many of them are veterans themselves. We all benefit by hiring veterans and military spouses. Our guests receive excellent service focused on their needs, and veterans transition to civilian life a little easier with rewarding careers. We’re proud to share two recent success stories of veterans who have risen within the ranks at IHG Army Hotels.
MICHAEL BAYERL, Area Manager, IHG Army Hotels
Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Bayerl joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Throughout 20 years of active duty, he served as an Air Force Services Specialist and Inspector General for Services-Air Mobility Command. He was active duty until 1999.
In 2002, Mike transitioned to civilian employment as General Manager at an Air Force Inn, and later joined Army Lodging. He spent most of his military career in hospitality-related assignments and joined IHG Hotels & Resorts in 2013 . He most recently served as General Manager for the Holiday Inn Express on Fort Gregg-Adams prior to being promoted to his new role.
JUANA ESPADA, General Manager, IHG Military Hotels on Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
Juana Espada attended Jump School and graduated from the US Army Airborne School. She is an honorary Paratrooper Airborne Qualified and served in the Personnel Management Field. Juana has many years’ experience in the hospitality industry and prior to joining IHG, worked for Army Lodging, where she led her teams to many recognitions. Juana joined IHG Military Hotels in 2013 and most recently served as Hotel Manager prior to being promoted to General Manager.
Veterans interested in careers with IHG can look for opportunities at all our hotels worldwide. Visit https://careers.ihg.com/ihg-veterans for more details.
Veterans Day points giveaway
Enter for a chance to win 100,000 IHG One® Rewards points on Veterans Day
For IHG Army Hotels, Veterans Day is also a time to celebrate the military community. We’re excited to announce that we’re giving away more than 1 million IHG Rewards points in a random drawing on Veterans Day. In the spirit of the annual date (11/11), we’re awarding 11 lucky winners 100,000 points. That’s enough for up to a 5-night stay in many off-post IHG Hotels & Resorts around the world.
To enter the drawing, just share on social media why you’re thankful for a veteran in your life.
Good luck, and happy Veterans Day! For nearly 15 years, it’s been an honor to serve those who serve.
*Shuttle availability varies by property.
Lendlease is the owner, design-builder, asset manager, and the exclusive developer for the Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) portfolio, the Department of Defense’s only lodging privatization program. IHG Hotels & Resorts is the hotel operator and manager of IHG Army Hotels.