InterContinental Abu Dhabi Announces New General Manager
New GM, Neil Houghton
Neil Houghton brings more than three decades of experience in the hospitality industry
InterContinental Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of new General Manager Neil Houghton to manage overall hotel operations for the award-winning hotel located in the heart of Abu Dhabi.
Originally from the UK, Neil Houghton brings more than 30 years of leadership in the hospitality industry, 20 years of which have been with IHG as General Manager.
Houghton most resent General Manager position was at InterContinental Hotel Shanghai Pudong and prior to that, as General Manager for InterContinental Hotel Kunming and Crowne Plaza Shenzhen and InterContinental Golf Resort & Spa Fiji.
Houghton will undertake strategic responsibility as General Manager of InterContinental Abu Dhabi by overseeing all hotel activity, ensuring the hotel’s exceptional standards are exceeded and creating a welcoming community for guests, guaranteeing customer satisfaction and the ongoing superior service InterContinental Abu Dhabi is renowned for.
“I am delighted to welcome Neil to InterContinental Abu Dhabi,” said Bastien Blanc the VP Operations Middle East at InterContinental Hotels Group. “His vast experience within the industry but importantly within the InterContinental Hotels Group make him a vital addition to the team and further strengthens the relationship with our valued clients and guests.”
Houghton commented: “I am delighted to continue my journey with InterContinental Abu Dhabi. To be part of this lively and outstanding hotel is extremely exciting and I can’t wait to continue providing outstanding services and experiences to all our guests. I am looking forward to working closely with my team to manage one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic hotels.”
InterContinental Abu Dhabi is an iconic landmark in the heart of the UAE’s capital, located just a short drive away from the bustling downtown, the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
About InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts: The InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts brand has over 180 hotels located in more than 65 countries, with local insight that comes from 70 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-travelled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.
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