InterContinental Bellevue at the Avenue Announces Three Exciting New Additions to its Leadership Team

January 19, 2024

General Manager Haje Roger Thurau joined InterContinental Hotels in December 2022 to lead the Pre-Opening Team in launching the world’s largest and oldest luxury hospitality brand’s premier hotel in the Pacific Northwest, according to a press release. Thurau is a 30-year hospitality veteran with international assignments across a variety of upscale business and leisure, convention center, and resort properties with luxury brands around the globe, including Germany, Spain, the Island of Mykonos, the Indian Ocean Islands territory, and various European destinations. He has a passion for the culinary arts and providing impeccable guest experiences. He believes that “The product and its team stand in the foreground, not the GM, as alone you can do a lot, but with the support of a team, you can do extraordinary things.” Born in Germany, Thurau now calls Bellevue, WA, home with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys multicultural cooking and staying active in a variety of outdoor sports.

Matt King, Director of Sales and Marketing, is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with a strong background in the Bellevue, San Francisco, and Seattle markets. With over two decades of experience in the hospitality sector, he has made significant contributions to luxury establishments such as the Lotte Hotel Seattle, where he played a key role in its successful opening in 2020. During his career, Matt also led the sales teams at The Arctic Club, Residence Inn Seattle Convention Center, Hyatt House Bellevue, and Crowne Plaza in Downtown Seattle. Matt holds a degree from Washington State University and resides in North Seattle with his family.

Chef Concierge Angela Cooper is one of only three Les Clefs d’Or members in the state of Washington. Also known as The Golden Keys, Les Clefs d’Or is an elite fraternity of hotel concierges globally connected, committed to professional development, and driven to setting new standards for guest service perfection. Angela brings to her new role more than two decades of hospitality expertise at some of the highest-volume resorts and casinos in the nation, including The Cosmopolitan and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where she played an integral role in maintaining the property’s 5-Star status and creating memorable experiences for VIP guests. When not assisting guests, she loves learning about new places and cultures while traveling around the world.

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