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John Perry Sutherland, American hotel chain executive. Decorated Air medal (3), Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star; Orden del Merito (Chile).


Sutherland, John Perry was born on October 27, 1922 in Beaumont, Texas, United States. Son of John Harold and Chiltipin (Born) Sutherland.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Tulane University, Mexico City College, 1948. General manager Hotel del Prado, Barranquilla, Colombia, 1953-1955, Hotel Carrera, Santiago, Chile, 1955-1959. General manager San Juan (Puerto Rico) Inter-Continental Hotel, 1959-1961.

Director for Far East and Pacific Inter-Continental Hotels, also general manager Southern Cross Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, 1961-1963. Vice president operations Latin American, Inter-Continental Hotels, also general manager Hotel Tamanaco, Caracas, Venezuela, 1963-1967. Senior vice president operations Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation, New York City, 1967-1970, president Americas division, 1970-1982, regional vice president operations Southwest, since 1983, also managing director Hotel Inter-Continental Houston.


Served as major United States Marine Corps Reserve, World World War II, Korea. Member American Society Travel Agents, Hotel Sales Management Association, Houston Hotel Motel Association (president), Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Council (board directors), City Post Oak Association (board directors), Commanderie de Bordeaux, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, 200. Clubs: Argyle (San Antonio), River Oaks Country, Tailhook Association.


Married Joy Willeford, April 12, 1945. Children– Joy Elizabeth, Kay Born, Ann Perry.

John Harold Sutherland

Chiltipin (Born) Sutherland

Joy Willeford

Joy Elizabeth Sutherland

Kay Born Sutherland

Ann Perry Sutherland