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 Campbell Black Named Regional Director of Operations and General Manager for
InterContinental's Three Properties on The Cleveland Clinic Campus
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CLEVELAND, OHIO January 27, 2006 InterContinental Hotels Cleveland is pleased to announce the appointment of Campbell Black to regional director of operations and general manager.  With 25 years of hospitality experience, Black most recently served as the regional vice president of operations and general manager at the Mark Hopkins InterContinental in San Francisco, Calif.
 
Bringing extensive operational and geographic experiences, Black is responsible for overseeing the operations of InterContinental's three properties on The Cleveland Clinic campus: the AAA Four Diamond InterContinental Hotel, the InterContinental Suite Hotel, and The Cleveland Clinic Guesthouse.  Black also manages the hotels' extensive food and beverage outlets, including its fine-dining establishment, Classics, Ohio's only AAA Five Diamond restaurant.  
 
"I am excited to join the talented staff at the InterContinental Hotels Cleveland and work alongside the renowned Cleveland Clinic," said Black.  "Together, we will continue the tradition of providing a world-class experience for every guest, maximizing the potential of our hotels and restaurants and playing an integral part in the community."
 
With an extensive background with the InterContinental Hotels Group, Black began his career at The Barclay New York where he worked for six years in the front office.  Black then became executive assistant manager at the Muscat InterContinental, Sultanate of Oman; and later, the Britannia InterContinental Hotel in London, England.  He was soon promoted to manager at the Mayfair InterContinental Hotel and then assumed his first general manager role with the Portman InterContinental Hotel in London before transferring to the George InterContinental in Edinburgh, Scotland.  
 
In 1995, Black became regional vice president of Eastern Mediterranean Operations and general manager of the Athenaeum InterContinental in Athens, Greece.  Relocating back to the United States in 2000, Black joined the Mark Hopkins InterContinental.  
 
Black will be joined in Cleveland by his wife Mary Kay, and their two children, Mitchell and Curtis.
 
The 300-room InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center Cleveland, located at 9801 Carnegie Avenue on The Cleveland Clinic campus, is minutes from downtown and close to museums, shopping, and entertainment.  The AAA Four Diamond hotel features a state-of-the art amphitheater, meeting facilities, and three restaurants, including Classics. InterContinental Hotels Cleveland also operates the 163-room Cleveland Clinic InterContinental Suite Hotel and the 232-room Cleveland Clinic Guesthouse.  The InterContinental Hotels Cleveland were developed by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which hired the company to operate the property. For more information on the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center Cleveland, please visit www.cleveland-conferencecenter.intercontinental.com.
 
The InterContinental Hotel and Resorts is respected as one of the most sophisticated hospitality companies in the world.  With a worldwide portfolio of 140 hotels in 75 countries on six continents, InterContinental has been welcoming frequent international travelers for more than half a century.  Blending consistent global standards with the distinctive culture of their locations, InterContinental has a worldwide reputation for luxurious accommodation, exceptional facilities and meticulous personal attention.
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Contact:

Julie Uehara
(216) 696.1686 ext. 4422
juehara@landaupr.com

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Also See: Andrew N. Gajary Appointed Hotel Manager at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland / September 2005
InterContinental Hotels Group, Continental Development Corporation and Hampshire Properties Commence Construction on the 550 room InterContinental San Francisco / December 2005


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