has been appointed as general manager of the InterContinental Hotel Abu Soma in Egypt.
The Australian, who is fluent in English, Greek and Italian and capable in Arabic, French and Russian, started his hospitality career in 1970 at the Menzies Hotel in
Sydney, Australia. Building up experience in managerial positions in hotels in countries including Vietnam, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Latvia, U.S. and New
Zealand, Lagos is thrilled to the challenge of being based in a new market.
Commenting on the appointment, Chris Moloney, Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa,
said, “At InterContinental Hotels Group we are committed to sourcing the best people to oversee the management of our properties with John’s extensive knowledge and know how, it is only fitting that he take
on the smooth running of the stunning InterContinental Hotel Abu Soma in Egypt.”
“Working in the hospitality industry is a wonderful opportunity for people who enjoy
learning about new cultures and places,” said Lagos. “Thanks to my work, I have been fortunate enough to live in some of the world’s most amazing countries and with
this new posting in Egypt I look forward to facing new challenges and achieving new heights of success.”
Located between two other famous Red Sea resorts, Hurghada and Safaga, Abu Soma boasts palm trees tracing the curve of the bay. The resort, which rests on a prime
water front location with magnificent views of the sea and the distant desert, has 200 guest rooms and 63 suites. With five floors of accommodation, the hotel also has
five restaurants and stunning outdoor sports facilities, including an amazing swimming pool and beach area.
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