SINGAPORE, 22 February 2017: InterContinental Hotels Group announced, Tuesday, the appointment of Chris Waite as director of communications, Australasia and Japan.
The former head of communications for Amadeus Asia Pacific office in Bangkok is responsible for leading the communications function for IHG and its core brands.
They include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and EVEN Hotels.
A member of the Australian leadership team led by Karin Sheppard, IHG COO Australasia & Japan, Waite oversees key communications functions including brand, loyalty, internal, and owner communications. He is based in IHG’s local head office in Sydney.
Prior to his appointment, Waite worked with the Amadeus Asia Pacific communications team headquartered in Bangkok.
IHG currently has a portfolio of 28 hotels in Australia, seven in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and 32 in Japan; part of a global network of 5,000 hotels in more than 100 countries and territories.