Published on : Thursday, October 29, 2020
Thomas Schmelter has been appointed as the Area General Manager of IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City. Schmelter is a hospitality veteran and comes with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. As a part of his new role, he will be looking after four IHG properties as well as the Dubai Festival Arena event space.
A German national, Schmelter holds the experience of working in 10 different countries in a range of senior management roles. He has been associated with IHG for just over 12 years, starting with various General Manager roles in Asia before moving to Dubai, Thailand and Singapore as Director of Operations.
The properties Schmelter will look after as a part of his new role include InterContinental, InterContinental Residences Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Dubai Festival Arena by InterContinental at Dubai Festival City, together spanning 1,600 keys and 10,000 sqm of event space.