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WASHINGTON, DC, (July 19, 2017) – InterContinental® Washington DC – The Wharf, DC’s soon-to-open southern waterfront luxury hotel, announces today the appointment of Simon Antoine as General Manager. Slated to open fall 2017, the much-anticipated 278-room property, is both an architectural triumph and hospitality game-changer for the area south of the National Mall, which until now has been left relatively undeveloped. As General Manager, Antoine brings more than three decades of industry experience to the new hotel, where he is responsible for the vision and development of the property while overseeing all hotel operations including sales, marketing, revenue management, food and beverage and future growth efforts.

With nearly 20 years of experience within InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Antoine’s deep roots and extensive resume has him fluent in all facets of the brand. Most recently, Antoine served as General Manager of InterContinental New York Times Square where he oversaw the opening and continued growth of the property for over two years. 

“DC’s rich history will be on full display in this vibrant new neighborhood, and staying with us at InterContinental Washington DC – The Wharf will offer an incredibly unique opportunity for our guests to gain perspective on the past, present and future of our nation’s capital,” said Antoine. “I’m deeply honored to have a hand in the newest iteration of DC tourism.”

A veteran hospitality mastermind, Antoine’s vast experience and intel spans from his many years with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand where he deftly rose through the ranks as director of food and beverage, executive assistant manager, manager, and general manager throughout the U.S. and internationally. Notable destinations include: Toronto Yorkville in Canada; Abidjan in West Africa; Mayfair and Park Lane in London; Cleveland, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, where he shined as director of food and beverage in 2004 during the city’s culinary evolution.    

About InterContinental® Washington DC – The Wharf

As the leading luxury hotel in Washington, DC’s highly anticipated mixed-use waterfront community The Wharf, the InterContinental Washington DC – The Wharf will change the DC hospitality landscape come fall 2017. A contemporary, yet sustainable take on luxury, the 278-room waterfront hotel will incorporate the storied past of the surrounding community while infusing a fresh take on the guest experience. For business and leisure travelers alike the InterContinental Washington DC –  The Wharf will be the gem of the Potomac waterfront.  For more information, visit InterContinental Washington DC – The Wharf’s website.

Contact: Lauren Kita

310.722.7066

About InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 187 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 70 years of experience. As a brand, we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important, but what makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show in our guests. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled guests to what’s special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge, so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. For more information, visit http://www.intercontinental.com, https://twitter.com/InterConHotels or http://www.facebook.com/intercontinental.

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