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David Lopez Named Director of Catering and Convention Services
at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Austin, Texas


Austin, Texas - July 21, 2010 - Sharon Kilmartin, general manager at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lopez as the new Director of Catering and Convention Services.

“It is with pleasure that I announce David’s appointment,” stated Kilmartin.  “He brings impressive leadership experience in conference services to his new role and a clear understanding of the dynamics of the Texas meetings, weddings and banquets market.  He is a wonderful addition to our team.”

Lopez began his career in 1993 as the Catering representative at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas and subsequently held various management positions in the hotel catering and convention operations.
Prior to joining the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Lopez held the position of Sales, Marking and Financial consultant at True Flavors Catering in San Antonio for three years. Previous to this, he was the Director of Catering at the Hilton Palacio del Rio.
Lopez was honored with the Presidents Recognition Catering Excellence and the Chairman’s Recognition Catering Excellence awards given by Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Lopez has been a member of the National Association of Catering Executives in San Antonio, Texas for the past 13 years; he currently holds the board position of treasurer.
About InterContinental Stephen F. Austin:
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin features 189 classic and charming guestrooms and suites. The hotel offers sophisticated dining at the Stephen F’s Bar and Terrace and casual breakfast at the new Club InterContinental lounge. Recreational activities and amenities include a heated indoor lap pool, a Health Club with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, sauna and whirlpool. The hotel features 6,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 400 and fully-equipped Business Center. Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin is an AAA Four-Diamond resort located four blocks from the Austin State Capitol and puts you within walking distance from South Congress, known for its eclectic boutiques, art galleries and its music. For further information and reservations, visit
About Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts:
With a worldwide portfolio of over 150 hotels in 65 countries, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been welcoming frequent international travelers for more than half a century. A pioneer in the development of the hotel industry, InterContinental properties successfully blend consistent global standards with the distinctive cultures of their locations to deliver a truly authentic and local experience. For further information and reservations, visit


InterContinental San Juan
5961 Isla Verde Ave
Carolina, PR 00979
Puerto Rico
Evelyn Guadalupe
Public Relations
Tel:    +1 787-982-4204

Also See Patrick Newman Appointed Executive Chef at InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Austin, Texas / November 2009

Sharon Kilmartin Appointed General Manager of InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, also Promoted to Regional Director of Operations of InterContinental Houston Hotel / October 2009

Michael Herrmann Named General Manager for InterContinental San Juan / October 2009

Felix Mulero Named Food & Beverage Director at the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico / August 2009

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