InterContinental® Doha The City is pleased to welcome James Young as the new General Manager and Saheb Sadaghiani as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.
Young will oversee the operation of 525 rooms – 176 of which are apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms, seven food and beverage outlets, a meeting and events centre with five meeting rooms as well as a grand ballroom of 1,100 square meters, and a Health and Fitness Club. He will also be responsible for managing a team of over 300 people.
James Young joins the hotel from IHG South East Asia, where he previously held the post of Area General Manager Indochina and General Manager of InterContinental Saigon Hotel and Residences in Vietnam, awarded Asia’s Leading Business Hotel at the 2015 World Travel Awards.
Young brings a wealth of international leadership experience in the hotel industry and has been with the InterContinental Hotels Group for over twenty years since he joined the InterContinental Park Lane London, with 16 of those years spent in executive management.
No stranger to the region, Young is pleased to be back in Doha again, having worked in Qatar from 2001 until 2004 where he was Resident Manager of InterContinental Doha. Prior to his post at InterContinental Saigon, Young held posts as the General Manager for Crowne Plaza Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road from 2010-2013, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi from 2006 – 2010, and Hotel Manager for Crowne Plaza Dubai from 2004 – 2006.
Sadaghiani is responsible in overseeing three main drivers: sales strategies and initiatives, marketing and public relations, and maximizing revenue growth for the property through room bookings, meetings and conventions, and events.
Joining the team from InterContinental Kiev, with over 18 years of experience in the hotel industry particularly with InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG), Sadaghiani possesses great leadership skills, a passion for developing talent, and true brandhearted loyalty.
Prior to her most recent role at InterContinental Kiev, Sadaghiani was also Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing in Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Istanbul – ORA. In addition, Sadaghiani has held positions as the Director of Sales and Marketing of Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Istanbul and as General Manager of L’Occitane En Provence in Turkey.