Michael Martin named GM of InterContinental Singapore, and Regional GM, IHG Singapore, Malaysia and Batam

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Michael Martin

InterContinental Singapore announces the appointment of Michael Martin as General Manager of InterContinental Singapore and Regional General Manager, IHG Singapore, Malaysia and Batam.

In his new role, Michael will be responsible for driving strategic growth and operational excellence across 14 hotels and resorts spanning five brands including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Singapore, Malaysia and Batam. Come 2nd quarter of 2017, Singapore will look forward to a 2nd InterContinental hotel – InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, a 225-guestroom luxury hotel situated at the heart of Singapore’s vibrant riverside living, which will also be added to the portfolio.

Michael brings with him over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry out of which over half was with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Prior to his move to Singapore, Michael took on several leadership roles in IHG properties, and oversaw the growth of a portfolio of hotels across key markets including the United Arab Emirates, China and across the United Kingdom.

Most recently in the United Arab Emirates, Michael successfully launched the high-profile InterContinental Dubai Marina, where he helmed the property as General Manager. During his tenure there, he also opened the celebrated Marina Social, an award-winning restaurant ran in partnership with celebrity Chef Jason Atherton. Holding a dual portfolio in the UAE, he managed 10 hotels under IHG UAE as Regional General Manager.

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A performance-driven individual highly regarded within the hospitality industry, Michael’s wide-ranging experience also expands into the China market, where he lived for 4 years. Taking on the roles of Area General Manager for West Guangdong and the Sichuan province for IHG China, he was instrumental in the operation of numerous properties across three hotel brands. During his tenure there, he identified unique opportunities within key markets and delivered strong operational Food & Beverage concepts for the hotels’ dining outlets.

His natural ability to drive performance and positioning as well as track record in consistent delivery of successful guest service initiatives and revenue-generating programmes, was already evident in his earlier roles as Area General Manager for IHG United Kingdom where he managed 22 properties including 3 Crowne Plaza hotels and 19 Holiday Inn properties across North and Central UK, and just before, 12 Holiday Inn and 3 Crowne Plaza properties in Central UK.

Bringing his global exposure to Southeast Asia, Michael will now further his career within the region, managing IHG properties in Singapore, Malaysia and Batam.

“To be based in this vibrant city which has developed so extensively over the years, I’m excited to work alongside the teams to continue delivering unique experiences as we grow our presence in the region. Singapore especially, is a key market for IHG, with plenty of growth potentials to be tapped on. I look forward to exciting times ahead as we continue to identify new opportunities, to take the hotels to the next level,” said Michael.

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