Wed, 12 October 2016

Michael Martin Appointed GM of InterContinental Singapore and RGM - Batam, Malaysia and Singapore

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 Manager.

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 Michael.

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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