|| InterContinental to return $1 billion from hotel sales || Mmmm! Let's think! I would make sure that at least IHG would want to own their flagship properties worldwide, can never hurt to have some owner assets in the group too IMHO. This would also make sure that IHG is always represented with their top InterContinental brand in key markets and isn't 100% dependent on management contracts which could [ should the new owners so decide or dispute ] go away. There is however one thing they want to please, that's called shareholders, but in doing so, this exposes IHG to unprecedented risks on the way.