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Peter Koehler Appointed General Manager for the
New InterContinental San Francisco 
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.
 


Peter Koehler

Wendy Coale

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 pool. 
 
The InterContinental Hotels Group  PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  

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Contact:

Connie Perez
(415) 616-6964
connie_perez@interconti.com
www.ichotelsgroup.com

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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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