InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Sean Walwyn as the group’s new Area Director of Sales and Marketing, UAE and Qatar.
Walwyn brings over 30 years of hospitality experience to his new role, and over 4 years experience with the group, beginning his career as a Holiday Helper and Food and Beverage Trainee in London, UK. An extensive traveller, Walwyn has lived and worked in regions as varied as Barbados, Nigeria, Amsterdam, Kuwait, Japan, Istanbul, Canada and Qatar, working his way up to director and managerial positions.
His most recent position was as Area Director of Sales and Marketing for the Africa region, where his role included overseeing all sales and marketing functions for the group’s four properties in Lusaka, Asmara, Libreville and Nairobi. Walwyn established strong relationships with local and foreign tour operators developing the Tour & Travel volume in Nairobi by an additional 6,500 room nights in 2004.