Pascal Gauvin Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa IHG announced that Michael Koth has been named the New Director of Operations Levant General Manager InterContinental Jordan.
Koth brings with him 35 years of experience in the hotel industry. He is of both German and Swiss origins, and he was destined to be a hospitality veteran when he trained as a chef in the Hotel Management and Trade School in Germany. Right after school, he gained foreign experience and started working in the hospitality industry first in London and then in Geneva and Frankfurt, in the area of Front Office and Sales & Marketing. His first Middle East experience came in 1995 when he was appointed Resident Manager at Regency InterContinental in Bahrain. He then handled top hotel positions as Director of Operations and General Managers at IHG hotels in Europe i.e., Hamburg, Berlin, Athens, Budapest and in Middle East particularly Doha, Cairo and at IHG Dubai Corporate Office as General Manager support. His most recent position was Regional General Manager Northern Gulf, where under his leadership he was managing six hotels of three IHG Brands in two countries, including the Repositioning of InterContinental Bahrain to market leadership.
Koth is known for his creativity, sense of adventure, optimism, and love for nature. He spends his free time enjoying different hobbies, and despite the heavy load and big responsibility that his job demands, he is still a family man at heart.
Michael Koth is excited about his new role and his move to Jordan, and is looking forward to working hand in hand with the IHG team to bring about more success and continue the IHG winning journey. Under his leadership, he will inject passion, love to win, competitiveness, team work, collaboration, commitment and support into his team. He will also guarantee clear communication among all colleagues and across all levels and that everyone is treated with respect and enjoy their freedom to perform and do their work.