Having spent 24 years with IHG, Fady Najib Sawaya has vast experience and expertise in the hotel industry, especially in Saudi Arabia. We spoke to Sawaya, area GM at IHG Riyadh Central Hotels and GM of Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Center, to learn more about what’s happening in the local market.
HN tries to highlight the experience of long stay hotels in the region and how did they mitigate the impact of the crisis.
Schmelter joined the cluster Hotels on October 1, 2020 and is responsible to drive the performance of InterContinental, InterContinental Residences Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Dubai Festival Arena by InterContinental at Dubai Festival City.
Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has a presence in more than 20 countries with over 120 hotels and over 100 hotels in the pipeline.
Gauvin was appointed as COO of IMEA in 2011 and MD of IMEA in 2017. He has been with IHG for over 28 years of his 40-year career in hospitality.
A marriage between the two firms would propel them far ahead of U.S. rival Marriott by number of hotel rooms, with over 1.6 million between the two.
While IHG has a clear strategy, well-loved brands and a robust business model, we are not immune to a crisis of this magnitude. During this challenging time, we have stayed focused on being there for our guests.
As one of the world’s leading hotel companies, we remain committed to Lebanon and continue to operate IHG branded hotels in the country, including InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut.
The flagship property in the region will open its doors in the coming summer along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa.