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Mr. Ernst Mayer Joins InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort and Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town as General Manager

April 2, 2015 Appointments No Comments Email Email

The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort and Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town are delighted to announce the appointment of their new General Manager, Mr. Ernst Mayer. An Austrian national, Mr. Mayer has been working in the hospitality industry for three decades. He is passionate about service and has worked in many different departments, which gives him a well-rounded understanding of the hotel business.

Mr. Mayer has solid experience with new properties having overseen the opening of six properties including the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Maldives. In October 2012 he re-joined IHG group with the pre opening of the Intercontinental Haitang Bay Sanya. Under his leadership Intercontinental Sanya won many awards and has become one of the most successful properties on the island.

From 1992 to 2001 he worked at the acclaimed Crowne Plaza Salzburg in Austria. Mr. Mayer is a graduate of Modul University in Vienna, Austria and also studied at Cornell University in the USA. He also took part in IHG’s “General Manager Program” in Shanghai.

Mr. He Xianzhong, Chairman of Lijiang Yulong Tourism Co., Ltd added, “We are very happy to welcome Mr. Mayer as General Manager to the hotel. His rich experience in hospitality combined with a thorough understanding of China and the local market make him ideal for this role. We look forward to increased success at the hotel.”

The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort formally opened its doors in February 2015 with a series of celebrations, which showcase how this strategically positioned design-inspired hotel celebrates the finest of traditions of China and South-East Asia whilst providing modern, well-appointed facilities. The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort nestles beside Lijiang Ancient Town, a World Cultural Heritage site. With 274 rooms including 12 suites inspired by designs from the Naxi Dongba ethnic traditions, the rooms are spread across a sub-tropical garden covering 51,000 square meters.

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