Industry Update
Appointment 5 November 2019

Kristin Intress

Appointed CEO
At WorldHotels Collection in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 Kristin Intress

WorldHotels today announced thatKristin Intress has been selected as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Effective immediately, Intress will succeed Geoff Andrew who is stepping down to pursue other interests. Intress previously served as the company's CEO, and played an instrumental role in building the brand as a leader in the independent hotel sector.

Intress has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality, technology, and healthcare industries, including previously serving as CEO of WorldHotels. She is a successful entrepreneur, having started and purchased several companies including restaurants, a resort, a medical training center and a hospitality technology company. Throughout her career, she has built an exceptionally diverse experience base - leading two companies as CEO, holding sales and marketing leadership positions, and serving in the military.

In addition to Intress serving as CEO, the WorldHotels senior leadership team has recently welcomed veteran luxury and hospitality experts in Europe, Asia and North America.

Under this experienced leadership team, WorldHotels will continue its focus on driving superior revenue to its hoteliers, expanding its portfolio of offerings in premier global destinations and providing exceptional travel experiences to its guests.

WorldHotels Collection

Worldhotels is dedicated to empowering the true independence of hotels all around the world. The global brand brings together 350 of the world's most unique independent hotels. With over 45 years of excellence in the industry, the company's mission is to provide access to upscale hotels of character and distinction for both business and leisure travelers.
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