Close

Cart

Total $0.00

Checkout

 New Delhi, India, 17 July, 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed David Todd as its new Senior Director, New Hotels-IMEA.

David previously worked for IHG both at the corporate office and at the company’s hotels in the Middle East. Prior to rejoining IHG, he served as Vice President, Operations-MEA at Millennium Hotels & Resorts.

Based in Dubai, David will streamline and accelerate IHG’s new hotel opening process acting as a Centre of excellence for the IMEA region. He will collaborate with various functions across the corporate offices in Dubai and Delhi as well as build on existing and new relationships with our owners and business partners to achieve successful hotel openings across the region.

Pascal Gauvin, COO, IMEA, IHG said: “David, in his new role at IHG, brings an array of managerial and commercial skillsets, as well as a nuanced understanding of our business both at a corporate and operational level. As we are accelerating our growth in IMEA and increasing the number of hotels we open each year, it is important for us to build a new hotels team and structure that facilitates immediate ramp up of our newly opened hotels and drives quick yet sustainable results for our owners. David is a valuable addition to the IHG family, and will provide expert leadership in driving our ambitious new hotels strategy in the region.”

Shantha De Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG said: “We are very excited to welcome David to the team. India is a priority growth market for IHG and, with over 30 hotels in our pipeline due to open in next 3-5 years, we need David’s experience and knowledge to deliver strong openings across the country."

David will serve as a senior member of IHG’s New Hotels leadership team, which aims to build and embed an end-to-end "Best in Class” sustainable framework in AMEA. The New Hotels team is designed to allow IHG to maintain solid relationships with owners through the design and construction phase while concurrently setting up the property for operational excellence and commercial success with IHG's tools and processes.

David Todd, Senior Director, New Hotels, IMEA, IHG stated: “I am very excited to be rejoining IHG, and to begin my work with the New Hotels team. The growth opportunities in this region are immense. I look forward to forming partnerships with new and existing owners, and to contribute to the construction, operation, and commercial endeavors of IHG’s IMEA properties going forward.”

IHG currently operates 30 hotels across four brands in South West Asia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express, with a further 39 in the development pipeline due to open in the next three to five years*.

* Figures as at 31st March 2017

Tags: ihg, david todd

About IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. 
 
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,200 hotels and 770,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world's first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with more than 100 million enrolled members worldwide.  
 
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.
 
Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information.

Contact: Parisa Chum

parisa.chum@ihg.com / +971-4-213-6067

Related News

IHG Reveals Name of its New Midscale Brand, avid hotels, with First Property Expected to Open in 2019

IHG Forms New Operating Region for Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa Leading to Two Regional Chief Executive Officer Appointments

Q2 2017 Financial Reports Round Up - Part 5: Marriott, IHG, Ryman, Xenia, Belmond

IHG Appoints Marvin Alballi as Director of Restaurants and Bars - India, Middle East, Africa (IMEA)

IHG and Pro-invest Group Partner for First EVEN Hotels Property in New Zealand Set to Open in 2020

Consorcio Hotelero GR5 and IHG Open New Crowne Plaza Hotel in Puebla, Mexico

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach Opens in Indonesia with General Manager Guillaume Epinette at the Helm

Owned by African Sun Limited, Holiday Inn Opens in Mutare, Zimbabwe

ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa to Open in 2019 Marking Japan's First Luxury Onsen Resort

IHG to Launch New Midscale Brand With Details to Be Revealed Later This Year

IHG and Pro-invest to Bring Holiday Inn Express to the Heart of Melbourne with 2020 Opening of Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Little Collins

IHG Reports Q1 2017 Global Comparable RevPAR Increased 2.7%; Enhanced Global Scale 3.4% by Opening 7K Rooms

Richard Solomons, IHG's Chief Executive Officer to Retire and to be Succeeded by Keith Barr, Chief Commercial Officer

IHG and Graves Hospitality Reach Construction Milestone at InterContinental Hotel Coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

IHG Signs with Grucaba SAC for New-Build Holiday Inn Property in Lima, Peru

IHG Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident at IHG-Branded Franchise Hotel Locations in the Americas Region

IHG® Appoints Rajit Sukumaran as Chief Development Officer in AMEA

IHG Signs with VHM Hotel Management to Develop Holiday Inn Warsaw West Station in Poland

IHG Signs Eight New Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express Hotels to the Brand Family in Germany

IHG® Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident at 12 Properties in the Americas

All News »

Please login or register to post a comment.