InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco are proud to announce new appointments and promotions to the Food and Beverage, Operations, and Sales divisions. Appointments include Karyna Flores to the Sales Manager and Aidan Bryan to Director of Outlets positions. New promotions within the team include Siamak Nassirpour to Director of Operations and Jennifer Peterson to Catering Manager.
Customer relations specialist Karyna Flores brings an international background and commitment to customer service to the position of Sales Manager. Prior to joining the InterContinental San Francisco, Flores worked for the Doubletree by Hilton and the Hilton Concord, where she brought her knowledge of customer relations to the Front Desk office and the Sales and Catering departments. Flores began her global career in hospitality in the Philippines when she took her internship, as part of the Personality Development team with Philippine Airlines and at the Front Office of the Mandarin Oriental Manila. She landed her first job with The Bellevue Manila Hotel in the Reservations department and was promoted to being a Sales Executive. Prior to transitioning to the United States, Flores was part of the in-flight crew for Qatar Airways, stationed in Doha, Qatar.
Aidan Bryan comes from a strong background in hospitality, with a career that spans three continents and 15 years of service at world-renowned establishments. Prior to accepting the position of Director of Outlets at the InterContinental San Francisco, Bryan was part of the InterContinental family in Melbourne, as the Food and Beverage Manager at The Rialto, a position he held for the past three years. Bryan’s dedication to providing 5 star service developed through his years as Manager of 28 Restaurant in Melbourne, as well as Bar Manager at Maze by Gordon Ramsay, Claridge’s Bar at the Claridge’s Hotel, and the Tsunami Cocktail Bar in London. An Australian native, Bryan is looking forward to carving a long and promising professional future in the United States.
Jennifer Peterson joined the InterContinental Hotels Group team in 2013 as the Banquet Manager & Meeting Concierge, a position in which she rose to meet and exceeded customer needs, handling all banquet operations to ensure the overall success of events and managing activities to maximize customer satisfaction. Peterson will continue to bring her enthusiasm for the profession in her new role as Catering Manager. Prior to joining the InterContinental team, Peterson’s professional background included positions held at the Montage Hotels and Resorts and Northampton House.
Seasoned hospitality professional Siamak Nassirpour joined the InterContinental San Francisco as Director of Rooms in 2013, before accepting the title of Director of Operations. Prior to joining the InterContinental San Francisco team, Nassirpour was Director of Rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, where he improved rooms profit margin by 4% from 2011 to 2012. Nassirpour has also held positions as Director of Rooms and Revenue Management at the Marriott Downtown Los Angeles and Director of Rooms at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
For more information on the InterContinental Hotels of San Francisco please visit www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com or www.intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com.
ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL SAN FRANCISCO
The InterContinental San Francisco opened in February 2008 at Howard and 5th streets next to Moscone West Convention Center. The hotel towers 32 stories above the heart of the City and features 550 rooms, 14 suites, 43,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space with natural light, the Michelin-starred Luce restaurant, Bar 888, a ten-room treatment spa, full-service fitness center, and an indoor pool. InterContinental San Francisco received its LEED EBOM Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2011. For more information and to make reservations, contact the InterContinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94103, at 415.616.6500 or 888.811.4273 or by visiting www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com.
ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL MARK HOPKINS
Located on the top of prestigious Nob Hill at the intersection of California and Mason Streets, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, an historic landmark, is a regular stop on the California Street cable car line. Just minutes away from the financial and theatre districts as well as Union Square and Chinatown, this four-star, four-diamond hotel is also home to the Top of the Mark, the world-renowned 19th floor skylounge that offers panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information and to make reservations, contact the Mark Hopkins, Number One Nob Hill, San Francisco, Calif. 94108, at 415.392.3434 or 800.NOB HILL (662-4455), or by visiting http://www.intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com.
ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & RESORTS
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 174 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 www.ihg.com/intercontinental, www.twitter.com/InterConHotels, or www.facebook.com/InterContinental.
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