With a hotel career that spans nearly 30 years, Mr. Ian Pullan has been appointed the new General Manager for the InterContinental Boston, a 424-room Four Diamond AAA-rated luxury waterfront hotel with 32,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, effective June 3, 2013. Crossing the continent from his former General Manager’s position at The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, British Columbia, Mr. Pullan leaves Canada’s West Coast for the U.S.’ East Coast city of Boston joining the InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts brand. He takes over the reins from former InterContinental Boston General Manager Timothy Kirwan, who will continue his relationship with InterContinental Hotels Group as Director of Business Development, Boston.
Mr. Pullan is a seasoned hotelier bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and new perspective to InterContinental Boston. His past senior operations positions with several prominent international hotel companies will serve him well as he leads the team at InterContinental Boston.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Ian to Boston and to the family of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts,” says Regional Director of Operations Hervé Houdré. “We’re delighted to have Ian contribute his expertise to the InterContinental property’s unique positioning along Boston’s burgeoning Fort Point Channel waterfront. With his passion for service and excellence, I believe he will bring InterContinental Boston to the next level of luxury and reinforce the hotel’s presence as a crown jewel not only along Boston’s expanding waterfront but also in the community at large.”
A graduate of the Galway Hotel School in Ireland, Mr. Pullan began his hotel career in 1990 with Conrad Hotels first in Ireland then in St. Martin in the French West Indies. Subsequently, he held several management roles throughout the United States with Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Omni Hotels & Resorts. He moved back to Ireland in 1998 to work for the Jurys Doyle Hotel Group and in 1999 Mr. Pullan joined Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and served in director level positions at properties in Bermuda and Toronto, Canada. He was promoted to General Manager and headed The Fairmont Kansas City at The Plaza and The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. Five years later he joined The Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver where he led the team as General Manager prior to his recent move to Boston. Mr. Pullan is an accomplished marathoner, which satisfies his passion for healthy active living. He was recently featured in a Boston Globe article that highlighted training tips on how to stay fit while traveling. As the General Manager of The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, Mr. Pullan took guests on guided morning runs, twice weekly, along the seawall in nearby Stanley Park.
On his new role, Mr. Pullan comments, “I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to now reside in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the United States and to take a lead in the continued development of the InterContinental Boston. I very much look forward to embracing Boston’s culture and working with the InterContinental Boston team to further strengthen the hotel’s overall performance and visibility in the marketplace locally, nationally and internationally.”
About the InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston is located on Boston’s historic waterfront on the site where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773, at the base of the city’s financial district and just minutes from Logan International Airport. This AAA Four Diamond luxury 424-room hotel, which opened in 2006, is the first InterContinental hotel in Boston (and New England) and offers SPA InterContinental, a 6,600 sq. ft. spa and health club with indoor pool, Miel “Brasserie Provençale,” a Provence-inspired brasserie; Sushi-Teq, a sushi and tequila bar and RumBa, a rum and champagne bar, named among the “Top 100 Bars in the US” in Food & Wine’s Cocktails ’09. The hotel also offers 32,000 sq. ft. of meeting/function space overlooking the Fort Point Channel, including the largest ballroom in downtown Boston. InterContinental Boston was voted by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards among the “Top Hotels in the Northeast” and 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards among the “Best [Hotels] in the World”; “Best Room with a View” in 2010 by Yankee Magazine in the ‘Best of New England’ issue; named among the “2008 Best Business Hotels” in the world by Fortune and Wallpaper magazines; voted Best of Boston 2007 as “Best New Hotel” by Boston Magazine and named one of ten “Best New Business Hotels of 2006” by Forbes.com. For more information on the hotel, visit www.intercontinentalboston.com and for reservations call 877-747-BOSTON.
About InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has 170 hotels located in more than 60 countries with local insight that comes from over 60 years of experience. As a brand, 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. Our desire is to help guests make the most of their time. We connect our well-traveled 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. For more information, visit http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental, https://twitter.com/InterConHotels or http://www.facebook.com/intercontinental.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is a global organization with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty program with over 73 million members worldwide. The program will be renamed and relaunched as IHG® Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.