of the InterContinental Carlton Cannes
FRANCE (August 26, 2005) – Francois Chopinet has been appointed General
Manager of the illustrious InterContinental Carlton Cannes. In his
new role, Chopinet’s responsibilities will include increasing the stature
of the famed hotel, a favorite among countless dignitaries and celebrities.
Chopinet is an InterContinental veteran with more than 25 years experience within the InterContinental Hotels Group, having held the position of General Manager at the InterContinental Geneva (his prior appointment) and the InterContinental Le Vendôme Beruit. Chopinet has also held positions at the InterContinental Dubai, InterContinental Kinshasa-Zaire, InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut, and InterContinental London hotels.
The 338-room InterContinental Carlton Cannes is located on the beachfront promenade in the heart of Cannes and is arguably the town’s most prestigious hotel, serving as a ‘home away from home’ to many of Hollywood’s greatest names, such as Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor. For more information on the hotel, please visit www.cannes.intercontinental.com/. Reservations for all InterContinental hotels and resorts can be made via www.intercontinental.com or by calling 800-327-0200.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 535,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel IndigoTM, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards, with over 25 million members worldwide. In addition to this, InterContinental Hotels Group has a 47.5% interest in Britvic, one of the two leading manufacturers of soft drinks, by value and volume, in Great Britain.
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