News for the Hospitality Executive
|San Francisco May 2007: The InterContinental Hotels
Group has appointed Peter Koehler as General Manager for the new InterContinental
San Francisco currently under construction at 888 Howard Street. Also,
Wendy Coale comes on board as Senior Sales Manager.
Peter has over 25 years of experience with luxury hotels in the US, Europe and Africa with 12 of those as General Manager. He began his career as a Chef in South Africa, was Assistant Food and Beverage Director for the Carlyle Hotel in New York, and was Director of Food and Beverage at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. In August of 1989, while Peter was General Manager, the Morgans Hotel in New York City was rated number one in Lodging Hospitality's 400 Top Performing City Hotels. His other accomplishments include assisting in the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City, the Omni Hotel at Independence Park in Philadelphia, and the Mandarin Oriental Mexico City. Peter also consulted for Victoria International, a company specializing in pre-opening training, strategic planning and human resource development. Peter's most recent position was General Manager at the Kimpton's Hotel Palomar in San Francisco, which while under his leadership, was awarded Condé Naste Traveler's 2006 Gold List of the World's Best Places to Stay and the prestigious AAA Four Diamond hotel award.
For the last 7 years, Wendy Coale has been with the Omni Hotels at properties
in Washington, DC and Atlanta, Georgia. Wendy was most recently Director
of National Accounts for Northern California for Omni Hotels. She has worked
with Hyatt Hotels in Charlotte and Savannah, the Kiawah Island Resort in
South Carolina, and brings over 11 years of hospitality industry experience.
The InterContinental San Francisco is located at Howard and 5th, next
to Moscone West. Upon completion, the hotel will tower 32 stories above
the heart of the City. Scheduled to open in February 2008 , it will feature
550 rooms, 14 suites, 43,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with natural
light, a ten-room treatment spa, full-service fitness center, and an indoor
|Also See:||Gail Gerber Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the New InterContinental San Francisco Adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center / August 2006|
|Continental Development Corporation Building a 550 room InterContinental Hotel Near San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center / September 2005|
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