Christopher Koleros Is Named Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Europe For InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Koleros moves to IHG's Atlanta Head Quarters to oversee European Sales & Marketing efforts in the Americas after spending six years in Athens, Greece.

Christopher Koleros is named Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Europe

Koleros moves to IHG's Atlanta Head Quarters to oversee European Sales & Marketing efforts in the Americas after spending six years in Athens, Greece.

Atlanta, Georgia; June 21, 2013: Vice President Commercial Europe InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Glenn Carroll recently announced the appointment of Christopher Koleros as Area Director of Sales & Marketing ~ Europe. In this new position, Koleros will oversee sales and marketing strategies, activities, growth and performance of the North American market for all the IHG properties across the European Region.

Koleros has been based in Athens for the last six years as Director of Sales for the InterContinental Hotel Athens. This vast hands-on European experience has afforded Koleros the ability to hone his skills and become a world class hotel and hospitality authority and specialist.

Christopher Koleros has worked in the hospitality business worldwide for the past 22 years. He is well known throughout the hotel industry for his integrity, high standards, enthusiasm and energetic nature. He is an inspiring leader with a strong work ethic and always surrounds himself with the best team. His dedication to the highest service, inner personal strength and charismatic style is the cornerstone of his ability to inspire, motivate and connect people from different cultures and continents.

"Europe is undergoing enormous changes and the InterContinental Hotels Group has positioned itself to celebrate the local culture within their destinations for their hotel guests be it business, group, incentive and leisure travelers," says Koleros. "As more and more travelers are seeking authentic cultural experiences, IHG's 'In The Know' philosophy and the extraordinary hotels themselves are well positioned to meet that demand going forward."

As the IHG Europe portfolio evolves and grows from Porto to Marseille and far beyond, Koleros' immense geographical knowledge, historical understanding of the region and unique insights will create enormous opportunities to position the Intercontinental Hotel Group as a trailblazer in these changing times.

Koleros' vision is that this enhanced management structure will lead the hotel collection into the future with a winning combination of results-driven, growth-in-profitability and guest-centric environment in experiential, luxury, leisure, business and family-friendly travelers alike.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 168 hotels, located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. At InterContinental we believe that superior, understated service and outstanding facilities are important but what makes us truly different, is the genuine interest we show in our guests. We connect our well-travelled guests to what's special about a destination, by sharing our knowledge so they enjoy authentic experiences that will enrich their lives and broaden their outlook.

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