Manrique Rodriguez. Manrique Rodriguez.

Phoenicia Hotel Beirut has appointed Manrique Rodriguez as the new general manager of the property.

Rodriguez holds a degree from Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and began his career in 1988 as a management trainee in Venezuela and went on to build a more than three-decade career within the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

He has previously worked in various positions across the globe including Australia, North America and Brazil.

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Prior to his new role, Rodriguez worked as the general manager of InterContinental Madrid in Spain, a role which he held for the past eight years.

Commenting on his appointment, Rodriguez said: “It is an honour to be so warmly welcomed as the new General Manager of Phoenicia, a hotel that is a landmark in Beirut with such a rich and fascinating history. I look forward to perpetuating Phoenicia’s legacy and making my own contribution to its continuing success story”.