Industry Update
Appointment28 October 2020

Thomas Schmelter

Appointed Area General Manager
At IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City, United Arab Emirates

Thomas Schmelter

IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City has named Thomas Schmelter as its new area general manager.

A hospitality veteran, Schmelter will look after four IHG properties as well as the Dubai Festival Arena event space. These properties include InterContinental, InterContinental Residences Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Dubai Festival Arena by InterContinental at Dubai Festival City, together spanning 1,600 keys and 10,000 sqm of event space.

The German national has 30 years of experience, having worked in 10 different countries in a range of senior management roles. Schmelter has been with IHG for just over 12 years, starting with various GM roles in Asia before moving around Dubai, Thailand and Singapore as a director of operations.

IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts 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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