InterContinental Hotels Group
has appointed Franck Hesse as the new Area Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Abu Dhabi and
InterContinental Al Ain.
has over 10 years of hospitality experience with international hotel chains, including IHG which he joined in early 2002. In his
new position in the United Arab Emirates, Hesse will be instrumental in developing and implementing the sales and marketing strategies for
InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Al Ain – two of the region’s most popular business and leisure travel hot spots.
In his last position as Director of Sales for Crowne Plaza London – The City, Hesse was responsible for leading the sales team to drive RevPar
growth, managing key hotel accounts and administrating the property’s marketing and communication strategy amongst other key duties. Prior
to that, Hesse held the position of Senior Sales Manager at InterContinental Frankfurt in Germany.
Speaking about his appointment Hesse
said, “I am thrilled to be taking on this position and I’m looking forward to this new and exciting
challenge. The region is thriving and rapidly evolving in a variety of industries, and it will be exhilarating to be part of it. I am also confident that
the team and I can deliver incredible results for both properties and position IHG as a leading hotel operator.”
Hesse has a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland as well as a Bachelor of Science
Degree in international Hospitality Management from the University of Wales. He is fluent in German, French and English.
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