Michael Martin has been appointed as General
Manager of InterContinental Singapore and Regional General Manager
of Singapore, Malaysia and Batam for IHG.
Michael has over 30 years of
experience in the hospitality industry of which over half has been
with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Prior to his move to
Singapore, Michael took on several leadership roles in IHG
properties, and oversaw the growth of a portfolio of hotels across
key markets including the United Arab Emirates, China and across
the United Kingdom.
Most recently in the United Arab Emirates,
Michael successfully launched the high-profile InterContinental
Dubai Marina, where he helmed the property as General Manager.
During his tenure there, he also opened the celebrated Marina
Social, a restaurant ran in partnership with
celebrity Chef Jason Atherton.
Holding a dual portfolio in the
UAE, he managed 10 hotels under IHG UAE as Regional General
A performance-driven individual highly regarded
within the hospitality industry, Michaelís wide-ranging experience
also expands into the China market, where he lived for 4 years.
Taking on the roles of Area General Manager for West Guangdong and
the Sichuan province for IHG China, he was instrumental in the
operation of numerous properties across three hotel brands. During
his tenure there, he identified unique opportunities within key
markets and delivered strong operational Food & Beverage concepts
for the hotelsí dining outlets.
His natural ability to drive performance and
positioning as well as track record in consistent delivery of
successful guest service initiatives and revenue-generating
programmes, was already evident in his earlier roles as Area
General Manager for IHG United Kingdom where he managed 22
properties including 3 Crowne Plaza hotels and 19 Holiday Inn
properties across North and Central UK, and just before, 12
Holiday Inn and 3 Crowne Plaza properties in central UK.
ďTo be based in this vibrant city which has
developed so extensively over the years, Iím excited to work
alongside the teams to continue delivering unique experiences as
we grow our presence in the region. Singapore especially, is a key
market for IHG, with plenty of growth potentials to be tapped on.
I look forward to exciting times ahead as we continue to identify
new opportunities, to take the hotels to the next level,Ē said
In his new role, Michael
will be responsible for fourteen hotels spanning five brands
including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday
Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Singapore, Malaysia and Batam.
In Q2 2017 IHG will expand its portfolio in
Singapore when the second
InterContinental hotel, the 225-room InterContinental Singapore
Robertson Quay, opens.
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