New director of sales for Intercontinental

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Michael Kooitje as director of sales for continental Europe for its Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn brands. Kooitje, who takes up the position on 1 February, will be responsible for driving system delivery across the IHG estate, as well as the coordination of national sales initiatives in key European markets. During his ten years with IHG Kooitje has worked in global sales, most recently as area director of sales for Benelux, based in Amsterdam. Kooitje will report to Denis Johnson, vice-president of sales for continental Europe, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Express by Holiday Inn brands, who stated: “We are sure Michael will be a great asset to the team, taking control of driving system delivery and coordination across these key areas of the business”

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