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Christopher Holbrook to manage InterContinental Boston

Christopher Holbrook has been named hotel manager for the InterContinental Boston, a 424-room AAA Four-Diamond luxury hotel with 32,000 sq. ft of meeting space, which opened in November 2006.  InterContinental Boston is located at the base of the city’s Financial District and with a two acre promenade directly on Boston’s historic and expanding waterfront. In this role, Holbrook will oversee nearly 200 employees in all aspects of hotel operations including front office, housekeeping, security, IT, spa operations, engineering, as well as manage all third-party vendor relations and will report directly to InterContinental Boston General Manager, Tim Kirwan.

Holbrook joins the InterContinental Boston effective March 10, 2010.  With more than 14 years of hotel management experience, Holbrook transfers to the InterContinental Boston from the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco where he served as Hotel Manager for this world-renowned 550-room luxury property.  He joined InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in November 2007 as Executive Assistant Manager for the InterContinental San Francisco and successfully opened this 500-room luxury property in early 2008.  

“Holbrook brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong background in hotel operations,” says Tim Kirwan, InterContinental Boston General Manager.  “With Chris stepping into this role for our hotel, he will lead our operations team to continue to position the InterContinental Boston as one of the most sought after luxury hotels in Boston and New England as we continue to work to exceed the expectations for our business and leisure travelers.”

Holbrook started his career in 1996 with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® specifically at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco where he worked as the Assistant Executive Housekeeper.  From there he moved to Hyatt Regency in San Francisco as the Assistant Front Office Manager and later as the Front Office Manager for the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, Calif.

In 1998, Holbrook began a seven-year career with Kimpton Hotels Group.  He was selected to the pre-opening team as the guest service trainer for six new Kimpton properties.  He worked as the Assistant General Manager for the Galleria Park Hotel in San Francisco then moved to the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in 1999 in the same role.  In 2000, Holbrook opened Hotel Monaco in New Orleans as the Executive Assistant Manager and served as the sole management company representative introducing the Kimpton Group culture to a new region in the US. From there, Holbrook was promoted within the Kimpton Group where he served as the General Manager first at the Monticello Inn and later at the Harbor Court Hotel, both in San Francisco.

In 2006 Holbrook left the Kimpton Group for Nikko Hotels and was the Director of Operations at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco before joining InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in late 2007.  

Holbrook holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Delaware with a major in Hotel and Restaurant Management.