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Franck Hesse appointed Area Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Al Ain

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 14 August 2008

InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Franck Hesse as the new Area Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Al Ain.

Hesse 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 regions 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 propertys marketing and communication strategy amongst other key duties. Prior to that, Hesse held the position of Senior Sales Manager at InterContinental Frankfurt in Germany.

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Speaking about his appointment Hesse said, I am thrilled to be taking on this position and Im 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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