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 Roland Fasel Appointed General Manager
at the 451 room InterContinental London


June 16, 2004 - Roland Fasel has taken the helm at the InterContinental London, located on Hyde Park Corner.  Fasel will be responsible for the renovation and repositioning of the 451-room hotel which boasts a full time staff of 320, calling on his eighteen years of 5-star hotel management experience in three continents. 
Roland Fasel joins the InterContinental London from Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St Moritz, formerly a Rosewood Hotels & Resorts property, where he held the position for Managing Director for the last four years. During this time, Fasel oversaw a major renovation programme at the hotel and under his management Badrutt’s Palace was presented with a series of coveted industry awards including the Five Star Diamond Award in recognition of its exceptional hospitality. 

Fasel began his career in 1985 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach and Boston and then held various senior food and 

Roland Fasel
beverage and managerial positions with the Hotel Bel Air, Los Angeles; the Regent Hotel, Bangkok; and from 1994 as part of the Shangri-La group of hotels in Singapore, Malaysia and Jakarta, before taking on the role at Badrutt’s Palace in 1999.

A Swiss national, Fasel is married with two children and is fluent in English, German and French. He graduated in Hotel Management from the Ecole Hôtelière, Lausanne, Switzerland in 1984 and in 1997 with a Masters of Business Administration from the Golden Gate University, San Francisco. 

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world’s most global hotel company and the largest by number of rooms. InterContinental Hotels Group owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, more than 3,500 hotels and 535,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC
Omar Hadjel
Marketing Executive
InterContinental London
One Hamilton Place, Hyde Park Corner
London W1J 7QY United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0) 20 7318 8715

Also See: Developer Intell Boston Harbor LLC Begins Construction on 424-room InterContinental Hotel in Boston / June 2004
Currently Undergoing $21 million Refurbishment Program, the Crowne Plaza Toronto Centre will be Rebranded The InterContinental Toronto Centre / July 2003

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