InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed
Douglas Martell to the role of Vice President Operations, South
West Asia, effective from mid-September 2012.
Chris Moloney, who is retiring after 30 years with the company.
As Vice President Operations, South West Asia,
Douglas will be responsible for the overall operations of the
company across India, Bangladesh and Nepal, reporting to Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa.
Douglas has been with IHG since 2001, during which
time he has held various operational roles across Australia, Japan
and Greater China. His most recent role has been Vice President
Food & Beverage and Operations for the company’s Greater China region, based in Shanghai.
Chris Moloney joined IHG
in 1983 and has been based in Delhi for nearly two years. Chris
was formerly IHG’s Chief Operating Officer for Japan and Korea and
Chief Executive of the company’s IHG ANA joint venture in Japan.
Prior to that he ran the Middle East and Africa region and early
in his career worked in a number of hotels across the UAE, USA,
UK, France and Oman.
Pascal Gauvin, Chief
Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa, said, “Chris has
made a lasting impact on the company and we have truly valued his
leadership over the years. During his 30 years with IHG he has
expertly combined being a first class operator, delivering strong
performance, with growing and developing the next generation of
leaders. His contribution over the years has been invaluable and
we wish him an enjoyable retirement. In Douglas we have a leader
with great international experience and a strong focus on opening
and operating hotels in fast growing markets. We’re very pleased
Douglas will be coming to the region to lead the team.”
IHG has 13 open hotels across 10 cities in South West
Asia, operating under the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and
Holiday Inn brands. The company has a further 47 hotels in the
region’s development pipeline, due to open over the next three to
five years, including the first Holiday Inn Express in the region,
opening later this year in Ahmedabad.
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