InterContinental Hotels Group has made the
following changes to its Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA)
Regional Operating Committee:
previously Chief Operating Officer (COO), Australasia and Japan,
and Operations Performance, AMEA, will now oversee the performance
of the region's 246 hotels across 37 countries and territories. In
his expanded role as COO for Asia, Middle East and Africa, Alan
will be supported by Pascal Gauvin,
Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa and Phil
Broad, Vice President, Food & Beverage, AMEA.
previously Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia and Resorts
based in Bangkok, Thailand, has been appointed Senior Vice
President, Development for AMEA.
Paul Logan will
take on the newly created position of Chief Development Officer.
Over the next 15 months, Paul will transition his growth
responsibilities to Clarence, culminating in his retirement at the
end of 2015. They both report directly to the region’s Chief
Executive Officer, Jan Smits.
Alan and Paul continue to be based at IHG's
regional head office in Singapore and Clarence, who is currently
based in Bangkok, will relocate there in due course.
“In the past three years since we formed this
geographically, and culturally, diverse region of Asia, Middle
East and Africa, we have grown to a total of over 245 hotels
across five brands, with another 137 in our development pipeline,”
said Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer, AMEA, IHG. “Our regions’
success and strategic growth is a reflection of the depth and
diversity of our talent; and I have made these changes to our
senior leadership team in response to the fast evolving landscape
in which we operate. Paul has been a key driver in our growth
story and he will continue to be so. Both Alan and Clarence have
been with IHG for more than a decade and in their new roles they
will continue to play an important part in our journey, ensuring
we deliver on the expectations of our guests, hotel owners and
IHG has 246 hotels open in 37 countries and
territories across five brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza,
Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites. There are
a further 137 hotels in the region’s development pipeline due to
open in the next three to five years, including the first Hotel
Indigo in AMEA, due to open in Bangkok, Thailand by 2015.
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