InterContinental® Bangkok has named Thomas Schmelter, General Manager of its 381-room hotel located at Ratchaprasong district, Bangkok, and embedded Regional General Manager of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), Thailand. In his new role, Schmelter will oversee the hotel operation of IHG’s 9 hotels in Thailand across all brands, based at InterContinental Bangkok.
”It is a great honor to assume the role of General Manager for InterContinental Bangkok and Regional General Manager Thailand,” said Schmelter. “I hope to continue the InterContinental brand’s rich tradition of bringing superior, understated service to our esteemed guests. Together with our talented IHG Thailand team, we will continue to improve our guest experience and financial returns to ensure that IHG becomes the number one hotel company in Thailand.”
With more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, Schmelter most recently served as Director of Operations of the IHG – Gulf States & Saudi Arabia where he was responsible for the hotel operation of 28 hotels in Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Oman.
Schmelter began his hospitality career in Germany. He later joined IHG hotels in Europe and has continued a successful career in India and throughout Asia, increasing responsibility over the years.