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Kees Kramer Appointed General Manager
of InterContinental Prague

August 17, 2010 - Kees Kramer has been appointed General Manager of the InterContinental Prague, Czech republic, taking over from Robert Herr, effective 25 August 2010.

Kees Kramer first joined IHG in 1973 as Divisional Operations Analyst EMEA and has held various positions such as EAM and Resident Manager InterContinental Riyadh and Resident Manager InterContinental Amman. Kees left IHG in 1984 and rejoined in 1997.  Since then he held the positions of General Manager of the InterContinental Des Indes The Hague, General Manager of the InterContinental Tashkent and General Manager of the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Istanbul until 31 December 2007 when these two hotels left the group. In March 2008, Kees Kramer was appointed GM of the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam City Centre and during the past 2 years Kees has overseen the renovation of the hotel. In 2010 he was General Manager of InterContinental Kiev.

In his new role, Kees will report directly to Rolf Hübner, Vice President Operations Central Europe. 

Robert Herr, General Manager of InterContinental Prague, Czech Republic, is leaving the Hotel by the end of August 2010. Robert Herr was holding the position since 16 October 2006. 

As of 1 September 2010, Robert Herr will be taking over as the General Manager of the InterContinental Berlin. He will simultaneously act as Area General Manager with responsibility for the InterContinental Hotels in Düsseldorf and Cologne and will be reporting directly to Rolf Hübner, Vice President Operations Central Europe, who took over responsibility for the IHG Hotels managed in Germany as of 1 July 2010. Both changes have come about as a result of the retirement of Willy Weiland at the end of the year after 37 years with the InterContinental Hotels Group.

Robert Herr, 39, began his career at the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) at the InterContinental Miami 17 years ago. After serving in posts as the Reservations Manager at the InterContinental Paris, Front Office Manager in Leipzig and at the Barclay InterContinental New York, he worked as the Resident Manager at the InterContinental Vienna and InterContinentalm Prague, the General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hamburg. More recently, he worked as the General Manager of the InterContinental Düsseldorf, which he successfully opened, and in the same position in Prague, where he was bestowed the honour of "Hotelier of the Year" for the Czech Republic in 2007. 

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Contact: 

Petra Kazdová 
Public Relations Manager
Tel:   +420  296 631 090
e-mail: petra.kazdova@ihg.com

 

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Also See: The Kempinski Hybernská Opens in Prague, Czech Republic; Sedat Nemli the General Manager / October 2008
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