IHG Appoints Chris Moloney as Chief Operating Officer, South West Asia

  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  • 03.08.11
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], one of the world’s largest hotel groups by number of rooms, announced the appointment of Chris Moloney as chief operating officer, South West Asia.

Moloney will spearhead IHG’s operations in India, and will play a significant role in building the development pipeline, which currently stands at 45 hotels.

In his new role, Moloney will be instrumental in strengthening IHG’s portfolio of hotels which include the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and the recently launched Holiday Inn Express brand. IHG currently operates 12 hotels in key cities and is setting its sights for 150 hotels by 2020.

An IHG veteran, Moloney has over 30 years of hospitality experience, having worked in various countries including France, United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Egypt in different positions. Most recently, Moloney served as the chief executive officer of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, a joint venture between IHG and ANA (All Nippon Airways).

Jan Smits, managing director, IHG Asia Australasia said, “Having worked in leading markets around the world, Chris brings with him internationally diverse experience. He was instrumental in our partnership with ANA and played a significant role in helping IHG ANA Hotels Group reach a position of market leadership."

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