IHG appoints new head of communications in Australiasia & Japan

InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Yvette Peverell to the role of director of communications Australasia & Japan, in readiness for IHG’s anticipated expansion in the region.

Yvette has over 15 years’ experience in public relations in the tourism sector, including a decade in the hotel industry. She previously worked for Accor Asia Pacific and most recently for Mantra Group, overseeing both internal and external communications. She will also be the conduit for media in region to access information from the global IHG network.

Yvette joins COO Karin Sheppard’s leadership team as the region’s senior communications counsel and will be based at the Sydney office.

“We are so pleased to have someone of Yvette’s caliber on board in what is a strategic growth period across Australia, New Zealand and Japan.”

“Our network is set to expand not only in hotel and room numbers but also with the introduction of a new brand to Australia with the launch of Holiday Inn Express. 2016 is truly set to be a landmark year for IHG,” said COO Karin Sheppard.

IHG will launch its Holiday Inn Express brand in Australia in April with the opening of the brand new Holiday Inn Express Sydney Macquarie Park; part of a 15-hotel partnership with Pro Invest, with other openings to follow in Brisbane, Adelaide over the next 12 to 18 months.

Further additions to IHG’s luxury InterContinental brand are slated for Perth in 2017 and for the upscale Crowne Plaza brand in Sydney and Hobart in 2018.

“I am excited to be part of the growth journey of IHG and look forward to sharing news with media, industry and consumers about IHG’s commitment and expansion,” said Peverell.

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