|12 December, 2019

IHG appoints commercial leaders in Oman

Emmanuel Vallee has been appointed as area director of sales and marketing

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently appointed its senior commercial leaders for IHG Oman.

Emmanuel Vallee has been appointed as area director of sales and marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Oman and director of sales and marketing at InterContinental Muscat. In his new role, Vallee will be responsible in leading the sales and marketing teams to drive performance and deliver exceptional results across the seven hotels of IHG in the country.

A seasoned professional, Vallee brings with him over 20 years of experience in commercial roles within the hospitality industry and in leading diverse teams within sales and marketing along multi-cultural environments. He joined IHG from Damac Hotels & Resorts as vice president for sales and marketing distribution. Prior to that, he was the regional director of sales and marketing for Fairmont Raffles Swisshotels overseeing Africa, Middle East and India and area sales director for Sofitel Dubai Downtown and Sofitel Moyen-Orient & Egypt. Vallee is already familiar with the Middle East market as he had spent more than 10 years in the region within the same capacity.

“I am excited to be part of the IHG Oman team and to take on this position to lead the sales & marketing strategies,” said Vallee. “The region is thriving and rapidly evolving in various industries and it will be a great opportunity to be part of it. Together with the team, I am confident that we will deliver great results for IHG as a leading operator in Oman.”

Omar Katafago has also been appointed as director of sales for InterContinental Muscat.

Katafago brings with him more than 10 years of experience in rooms and sales roles within the hospitality industry. Prior to that, he was with the InterContinental Hotels Group Dubai Festival City as associate director of sales GCC & Government, Emirates Palace, and Crowne Plaza Yas Island.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Emmanuel and Omar,” said Anna-Marie Dowling, area general manager for Oman. “We know that their unparalled acumen in sales and marketing and proven track record will bring continued success to driving top line sales for our hotel properties here, particularly as IHG continues its growth in Oman.” - TradeArabia News Service

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