Kirra Stott
Kirra Stott

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced some major hotel management appointments across Australasia.

Stewart Manson has been appointed as General Manager – Hotel, F&B and Convention Centre at the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters in October. Stewart joined IHG in 2011, and moves to Australia after 4 years in Papua New Guinea, most recently as the Hotel Manager of Crowne Plaza Port Moresby.

Jason Epps-Eades has been appointed Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road. Jason joined this property during its rebranding to Holiday Inn at the end of 2016 and has been promoted to this role from Front Office Manager.

David Ross has become General Manager at Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley, continuing his GM role with IHG following the conversion of the hotel from Sebel Hawkesbury Resort and Spa

Sam Swaffield was appointed as Hotel Manager at Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, one of IHG’s newest hotels in Australia, moving from his role as Operations Manager at Crowne Plaza Auckland in July.

Michael Foster

Kirra Stott has opened the brand new Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre as Hotel Manager in August. Kirra has been with IHG since 2010, most recently as Rooms Division Manager at InterContinental Sydney.

Michael Foster was appointed as Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Brisbane Central prior to its opening in April 2017. Michael was previously at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort since 2013.

Steven Oakley joined IHG as General Manager at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise in August. Steven moves from Event Hotels & Resorts, most recently as General Manager QT Museum Wellington, New Zealand.

Winston Gong has been named General Manager of Holiday Inn Sydney St Marys, which is due to open early in 2018. Winston has been with IHG for over 20 years, including his most recent role as Executive Assistant Manager at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management