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InterContinental Tampa Appoints Executive Team
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Charles Naberhaus Named Managing Director
TAMPA (July 24, 2007) - InterContinental Tampa - - the newest luxury hotel in Tampa - - welcomes executives to its opening team. With a new managing director, director of learning & development, chef concierge, executive chef and rooms director, the hotel is poised for success. With an $18 million investment within Florida's largest business district, InterContinental Tampa heralds the emergence of a long awaited luxury offering in one of Florida's most loved destinations.

New Managing Director Charles Naberhaus comes to Tampa after seven years in Phoenix, AZ at the Point South Mountain Resort. Prior to Arizona, Naberhaus was at the Westin Stonebriar Resort. A graduate of Florida State University's Hotel and Resort Management program, Naberhaus brings 20 years of senior level leadership in luxury hotels and resorts to InterContinental Tampa.
"As a part of Tampa's emergence, our team looks forward to offering visitors world-renowned service and amenities at a convenient location," Naberhaus said. "I'm honored and excited to be here to witness the birth of a new era for a beautiful city already rich in history."

Along with more than 15 years of experience, Director of Learning & Development Jeanette Bongiorini brings a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology to her position. Bongiorini has made a successful career of identifying, creating and implementing innovative approaches to organizational effectiveness and team training. Bongiorini will train co-workers to provide and maintain the highest level of luxury service that has come to be expected of the InterContinental name.
   
Chef Concierge Cinny McCaulley boasts 10 years of experience working in concierge services at leading luxury hotels, along with a wealth of experience in sales and marketing. McCaulley will lead the hotel's innovative concierge program deemed "In The Know." Through this program McCaulley will focus on providing guests with authentic and enriching local experiences within the vibrant city of Tampa.

Bringing more than 10 years of culinary experience to the table (and kitchen) Executive Chef Jonathan Luft will provide guests with the finest in cuisine. Working at luxury hotels and resorts, Luft comes to the InterContinental Tampa from his most recent position at Point South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, AZ. Luft is well known for his imaginative and creative cuisine.   
 
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with 10 years of experience in luxury hotel management, Rooms Director John Gaffney joins InterContinental Tampa. Gaffney will provide consistent standards of quality and exceptional guest experiences within the hotel's 323 rooms and 22 suites, including two presidential suites and 10 business suites.
   
Opening late summer 2007 as the newest luxury hotel in Tampa, InterContinental Tampa (formerly the Wyndham Westshore Hotel Tampa) crowns the transformation of Tampa's Westshore business & shopping district. Touting all of the amenities that the InterContinental name commands, the hotel offers 21,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, wireless high-speed internet throughout the entire hotel, state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service concierge program, as well as rooftop pool with spectacular views of the bay and city. The hotel also offers dining at world-famous Shula's Steak House, gourmet coffee and "fare on the go" at Caffé and an extensive cocktail menu at Shula's No Name Lounge. Rooms and suites blend sophisticated urban ambiance with authentic local charm, featuring fresh decor, feather top mattresses with luxurious linens, functional working areas, LCD flat-screen TV's and iPod docking stations.

For more information on the newest luxury hotel in Tampa, please call (866) 915-1558 or visit www.intercontampa.com.

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Contact:

Laura Millett
InterContinental Tampa/The Zimmerman Agency
lmillett@zimmerman.com
(850) 668-2222   
www.intercontampa.com
 

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Also See: Lowe Enterprises Acquires the 322 room Wyndham Westshore Hotel in Tampa; Plans $21 million Renovation / April 2006
Grossman Company Properties Acquires the 640-suite Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix; Plans $50 million Renovation / July 2006
Marcia Dmochowski Appointed General Manager for the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore / April 2007
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