INTERCONTINENTAL Hotel Group’s Director of Operations, Australasia & Pacific, Ruwan Peiris, left the company at the end of July following a restructure which resulted in his role being made redundant.
The company revealed it is currently recruiting two new staff for the roles of Director of Operations – Luxury & Lifestyle, and Director of Operations – Premium & Mainstream.
Managing Director for the Australasia & Pacific region, Matt Tripolone, announced the move to stakeholders, saying the “significant change to our overall operational model…best prepares us for the future” as well as aligning with the IHG structure in other markets.
Peiris had been employed at IHG since 2015, and during his time there was “a wonderful pillar of our business”, according to Tripolone.
Peiris was responsible for overseeing the operations and performance of many hotels in five countries across IHG’s multiple brands, including the luxury Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, and the Holiday Inn family of brands.
Tripolone recognised Peiris’ achievements, saying, “He is known for his excellent relationships across the industry, and he has played a significant part in growing our estate to its current 70+ hotels, including the operationalisation of four new brands into market”.