InterContinental Doha The City welcomes James Young as new GM
10 May 2017 - 9:35
InterContinental Doha The City welcomed James Young as the new General Manager effective from May 1. In his position, Young will oversee the operation of 525 rooms — 176 of which are apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, seven food and beverage outlets, a meeting and events centre with five meeting rooms as well as a grand ballroom of 1,100sqm, and a Health and Fitness Club. He will also be responsible for managing a team of over 300 people.
James Young joins the hotel from IHG South East Asia, where he previously held the post of Area General Manager Indochina and General Manager of InterContinental Saigon Hotel and Residences in Vietnam, awarded Asia’s Leading Business Hotel at the 2015 World Travel Awards.
Young brings a wealth of international leadership experience in the hotel industry and has been with the InterContinental Hotels Group for over 20 years since he joined the InterContinental Park Lane London, with 16 of those years spent in executive management.
Young said: “I am delighted to be taking over the reins for InterContinental Doha The City. With the country gearing up for FIFA 2022 and the number of new developments in the country, it is an exciting time to be working here.”
No stranger to the country, or the region, Young is pleased to be back in Doha again, having worked in Qatar from 2001 until 2004 where he was Resident Manager of InterContinental Doha.