Consolidating strong relationships with owners and igniting new partnerships is key to Gauvin’s success in the region.
Pascal Gauvin has leaps two places into the top five of the Power 50 this year, as a result of key milestones he has achieved over the last 12 months. Leveraging existing and new partnerships, IHG has signed 11 hotels and opened five. With brands ranging from the three-star Holiday Inn to the five-star InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the company continues to strengthen its presence in key markets.
Testament to this was the signing of Holiday Inn Makkah Abraaj Al Tayseer in June this year, which will become the largest Holiday Inn in the world with more than 5000 rooms.
“Nalin Mandaritta, general manager of Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee, who led the recovery from two devastating earthquakes and continues to help our guests, colleagues and the local community in the aftermath of the disaster. He has shown outstanding leadership in the midst of a crisis and was a source of strength to the hotel team in delivering aid to those affected. I am greatly inspired by Nalin – he is a true example of what being a great general manager is all about”