InterContinental Abu Dhabi names new GM

May 13, 2018

InterContinental Abu Dhabi has announced the appointed Neil Houghton, an industry veteran, as its new general manager to manage overall hotel operations for the award-winning hotel located in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

Originally from the UK, Houghton brings more than 30 years of leadership in the hospitality industry, 20 years of which have been with IHG as general manager.

Houghton's most recent general manager position was at InterContinental Hotel Shanghai Pudong and prior to that, he was the general manager at InterContinental Hotel Kunming and Crowne Plaza Shenzhen and InterContinental Golf Resort & Spa Fiji.

In his new role, Houghton will undertake strategic responsibility as general manager of InterContinental Abu Dhabi by overseeing all hotel activity, ensuring the hotel’s exceptional standards are exceeded and creating a welcoming community for guests, guaranteeing customer satisfaction and the ongoing superior service InterContinental Abu Dhabi is renowned for.

'I am delighted to welcome Houghton to InterContinental Abu Dhabi,” said Bastien Blanc the VP Operations Middle East at InterContinental Hotels Group.

“His vast experience within the industry but importantly within the InterContinental Hotels Group make him a vital addition to the team and further strengthens the relationship with our valued clients and guests,” he noted.

InterContinental Abu Dhabi is an iconic landmark in the heart of the UAE’s capital, located just a short drive away from the bustling downtown, the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

On the appointment, Houghton said: 'I am delighted to continue my journey with InterContinental Abu Dhabi. To be part of this lively and outstanding hotel is extremely exciting and I can’t wait to continue providing outstanding services and experiences to all our guests.'

'I am looking forward to working closely with my team to manage one of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic hotels,' he added.