Holiday Inn Melaka Announces New General Manager

Holiday Inn Melaka has a new General Manager to lead the team.

Melaka, Malaysia, July 31, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Holiday Inn Melaka, the award winning hotel in the city is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Alvin Jaiyaseelan as General Manager.

Alvin will be taking over the role from Mr. Christoph Voegeli, who has been the General Manager for the past 3 years. Before joining Holiday Inn Melaka, Alvin was the Hotel Manager for Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney where he successfully completed the Accelerated General Manager Development Program. Mr. Alvin is one of 3 candidates in Asia/Australia Region selected to participate in the fast track development of high potential operations leaders to General Manager.

Prior to his selection for the accelerated General Manager program, Alvin built his experience and career in IHG Malaysia properties culminating in the position of Resident Manager at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, where he made a significant contribution in successfully refreshing the property, an achievement that was subsequently recognized by the Malaysian Tourism Board.

Alvin is married with three delightful children and spends most of his spare time with his family or pursuing his other passions of reading, swimming and rebuilding cars.

About Holiday Inn

The $1 billion relaunch of the Holiday Inn brand family (comprising Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express and Express by Holiday Inn) will bring improved consistency and service levels, as well as a more contemporary brand image and identity, to over 3,200 hotels worldwide. The global relaunch was announced in October 2007 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. As part of this process all Express by Holiday Inn hotels will become Holiday Inn Express properties to create global consistency. In the interim period as the hotels implement the relaunch both the existing and new Holiday Inn brand family identities will be used, as seen above. To find out more about the relaunch, click here to read the news release on our corporate website, or visit the site at www.ihg.com/corporate.

About IHG

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns, through various subsidiaries, over 4,500 hotels and more than 650,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with 52 million members worldwide.

IHG has over 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline, which we expect to create 160,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at http://www.ihg.com/ and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at http://www.priorityclub.com/. For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at www.ihg.com/media

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