INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP APPOINTS NEW POSITIONS FOR TABA REGION
InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest hotel operator has appointed Ashraf Khalil as the new Area General Manager for the InterContinental Hotels Group forthcoming properties in the Taba Region, Egypt .
Khalil whose previous roles included General Manager at the Holiday Inn Resort Sharm El Sheikh and General Manager at the InterContinental Garden Reef Resort Sharm El Sheikh, will also be appointed General Manager of the InterContinental Resort Taba Heights, due to open April 2006.
Beginning his career in 1974 in the hospitality industry, Khalil first joined InterContinental Hotels Group in 1980, spending a total of eleven years working at senior level within the Group’s properties.
“The strength, recognition and perception of our hotel brands are evident in the number of development deals we have secured for 2006 and the forthcoming years. Egypt is a prime example where we are expanding our investments and having Khalil on board to operate and lead our properties in the Red Sea resort of Taba ensures us that our set targets and guest satisfaction rates will be maintained and achieved making these new properties a success.” said Chris Moloney, Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa.
The soon to be opened InterContinental Resort Taba Heights will be located on the Sinai Red Sea Coast, one of Egypt’s premiere areas. The resort will boast 503 guest rooms and suites, 11 restaurants and bars, swimming pools and an aqua centre surrounded by white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and stunning desert scenery, making this property the ideal get away.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 3,600 hotels and 537,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards.
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