Mr. James Young is appointed new General Manager of InterContinental Asiana Saigon
InterContinental Asiana Saigon has recently announced that Mr. James Young has been named Area General Manager of IHG South Vietnam and General Manager of Intercontinental Asiana Saigon.
With more than 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry and more than a decade with IHG, Mr. Young brings to InterContinental Asiana Saigon a wealth of industry knowledge in the luxury hotel segment. His most recent position was General Manager at Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, one of the most significant properties in the IHG portfolio with 568 rooms, 12 restaurants and 650 full-time employees. Mr. Young’s extraordinary leadership during his time in the UAE earned him the “Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts leader of the Year 2012” award for the Africa, Middle East & Asia (AMEA) region. Prior to this, he served as General Manager and Hotel Manager of other IHG properties such as Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Dubai and InterContinental Doha, Qatar. Mr. Young holds a first class honours degree in International Hospitality and Tourism from Sheffield Hallam University, and has attended several courses at Ashridge Business School, and Cornell University.
Originally from the United Kingdom, he started his career with IHG at the InterContinental Park Lane and is no stranger to working across diverse regions, having extensive operational experience throughout many Middle Eastern and European cities. His reach in South Vietnam will cover 3 hotels including the flagship InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Crowne Plaza Danang and the soon to open InterContinental Nha Trang.
“I am very pleased and honoured to be appointed as Area General Manager of IHG South Vietnam and General Manager of InterContinental Asiana Saigon. The InterContinental brand is trusted around the world for its superior, understated service and the quiet luxury its guests have come to know and appreciate. It is my pleasure to continue that fine tradition and to support the growth of the outstanding portfolio of brands that IHG operates around the world.
Adding: “InterContinental Hotels and Resorts are dedicated to providing luxury experiences that meet the needs of guests, without unnecessary excess of opulence. We are known for connecting our well-travelled guests to what’s special in a destination. I am dedicated to upholding that promise, particularly through our thoroughly knowledgeable concierge and Insider Experiences. I believe we have the winning teams that know how to please our guests and make them return.”
Notes to Editors:
About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group): IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON-IHG, NYSE-IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental®
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
Ms. Hoang Thach Thao
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