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InterContinental San Francisco Appoints Thane Kuhlman
as Director of Food & Beverage



 

(San Francisco, CA) – September 16, 2009 – The InterContinental San Francisco is excited to announce the appointment of Thane Kuhlman as the new Director of Food & Beverage. Joining a team of talented food and beverage professionals and bringing an extensive background with the InterContinental Hotels Group, Kuhlman is responsible for day-to-day banquet operations covering over 43,000 square feet of event space, in-room dining, and the award-winning Luce restaurant at this 550-room hotel located in San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) district.
 
Kuhlman was first introduced to the InterContinental Hotels Group during two externships at the InterContinental Miami where he trained in the food and beverage division and later the rooms division receiving first hand exposure to the inner workings of a hotel. While earning his degree in Hotel Administration and International Relations at Cornell University, Kuhlman spent five months at the InterContinental Paris focusing on overall hotel operations while working with the rooms division and marketing managers on property.
 
Upon completion of his studies in 1998, Kuhlman segued into several business development and marketing roles while living in Madrid, London and Sao Paulo and working for companies such as American Express Corporate Travel, Thomson Financial and Matlock Bank Limited. By July 2005, he returned to his roots with the InterContinental Hotels Group, accepting the role of Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at the Presidente InterContinental Mexico City which features over 19,000 square feet of meeting space, 661 guestrooms, six restaurants and one bar. Following his promotion to Food and Beverage Manager, Kuhlman filled the same role at the Presidente InterContinental Cancun Resort overseeing the food and beverage operations for 299 rooms, three restaurants and two bars. Before joining the InterContinental San Francisco team, Kuhlman returned to the Presidente InterContinental Mexico City as Executive Assistant Manager in charge of food and beverage. 

About InterContinental San Francisco
The InterContinental San Francisco opened in February 2008 at Howard and 5th streets next to Moscone West Convention Center. The hotel towers 32 stories above the heart of the City and features 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. For more information and to make reservations, contact the InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, Calif.  94103, at 415.616.6500 or
888. 811.4273 or by visiting www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com.

About InterContinental Hotels Group
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,900 hotels and more than 585,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG 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 Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with over 37 million members worldwide.
 
The company pioneered the travel industry’s first collaborative response to environmental issues as founder of the International Hotels and Environment Initiative (IHEI). The IHEI formed the foundations of the Tourism Partnership launched by the International Business Leaders Forum in 2004, of which IHG is still a member today. The environment and local communities remain at the heart of IHG’s global corporate responsibility focus.
 
IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards program at www.priorityclub.com. For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at www.ihg.com/media
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WAGSTAFF WORLDWIDE
Brigid Finley /Keelin Czellecz
415.274.2510
 keelin@wagstaffworldwide.com
 
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