Industry Update
Appointment14 May 2018

Raffi Torikian

Appointed Executive Assistant Manager
At Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City

Raffi Torikian

Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City have appointed Raffi Torikian as executive assistant manager.

Torikian started his career with IHG in 2001 with InterContinental Le Vendome as sales executive. During the eight years he spent with this property, he was promoted several times until he reached the position of director of sales & marketing.

In 2009, he moved to Yas Island as cluster director of sales & marketing for both properties - Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites - and a year later, he was promoted to area director of sales & marketing for Dubai.

In 2013, Torikian moved to Rotana Hotels & Resorts to its corporate office as area director of sales in charge of 17 properties for two years. Then, he moved to his msot recent position after as director of hotel operations with Abu Dhabi National Hotels.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG)

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization 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®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
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