News for the Hospitality Executive
.IHG ANA Hotels Group Appoints
Three General Managers
for Hotels in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Tokyo, 4 August, 2008 - IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan has announced the appointments of general managers for three of its hotels in Tokyo metropolitan area.
Fergus Stewart has been appointed as the general manager of ANA InterContinental
Tokyo, Eric Weinmann as the general manager of The Strings by InterContinental
Tokyo and Kent Breeze is the general manager of ANA Crowne Plaza Narita.
Originally from Scotland, Stewart completed the U.K. Diploma in Hotel
Catering and Institutional Operations as well as the Cornell Executive
Program in Hospitality Management through the National University of Singapore.
Originally from France, Weinmann obtained his Bachelor of Laws from Assas Paris II University. He did his Masters Program in Hospitality Management at Institut de Management Hotelier International (IMHI,Cornell University / ESSEC).
Before joining ANA Crowne Plaza Narita, Kent Breeze was executive assistant manager of the Holiday Inn Atrium in Singapore. He worked in various departments including accommodation, revenue management, and profitability improvement.
Prior to the Holiday Inn Atrium, Breeze worked as executive assistant manager of the Holiday Inn Potts Point in Sydney, Australia, where he participated in various projects, including a major refurbishment of the hotel. He successfully led the hotel to win the City of Sydney Business Award for the Best 4 Star Hotel category. He also served as revenue manager and front office manager at the Crowne Plaza Auckland.
Breeze graduated from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology before taking an Executive Leadership course at Cornell University. As a high school student, he spent a year in Japan, and also speaks fluent Japanese.
ANA InterContinental Tokyo was co-branded from ANA Hotel Tokyo in April
2007 when it joined InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, the world’s first
global luxury hotel brand, managed by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group
PLC). Since the rebranding, the number of foreign guests at ANA InterContinental
Tokyo has increased rapidly. More than 50 per cent of the hotel’s
total guests are now from overseas and this is attributed to InterContinental’s
global brand recognition as well as IHG’s worldwide reservations channels
and the world’s largest loyalty programme, Priority Club Rewards.
|Also See:||The Repositioning of the Flagship ANA Hotel Tokyo to ANA InterContinental Tokyo the First of 13 ANA Hotels Scheduled for Rebranding / March 2007|
|IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan Signs Management Contract with RINKO Corporation; Hotel Niigata to be Re-branded as ANA Crowne Plaza / April 2008|