The Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown hotel appointed Raymond Vermolen to GM, Bruce Curry to director of sales and marketing and Kevin Harry to director of food-and-beverage. The three will be at the helm of this hotel, which is opening in downtown Los Angeles. Set to officially open its doors to the public this coming spring, the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown hotel will be the new flagship property for the Hotel Indigo brand, and will be managed by InterContinental Hotels Group.
Vermolen, the new GM of the hotel, has been a member of the IHG family for over 20 years. He was previously GM of the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City hotel, the InterContinental Houston property and most recently the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile hotel. With a bachelor’s degree in hospitality, a master of business administration and extensive experience in the food and beverage sphere, Vermolen will be leading the efforts of this forthcoming flagship property for Hotel Indigo and the brand’s entrée into the Los Angeles market. Born and raised in The Netherlands, Vermolen is fluent in four languages.
Curry rejoined the IHG family as the director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown property, where he will leverage his diverse experience across veteran hotel brands including Conrad, Sheraton, Regent, Fairmont and Four Seasons after beginning his hospitality career at what is now the InterContinental Hong Kong hotel. Most recently, Bruce served as the director of sales & marketing at the Crowne Plaza Seattle hotel where he received the Partner in Excellence award from IHG global sales. Capitalizing on the Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown property’s prime location near the Staples Center, L.A. Live and the Los Angeles Convention Center, Curry will spearhead all sales and marketing efforts for the hotel, inclusive of group, high-end leisure and transient clientele.
Harry is a native of Canada, starting off his career at the early age of 17 as an apprentice at the Prince of Wales Hotel and went on to attend culinary school at Niagara College. Since then, he has held positions at some of the top hotels and restaurants in Canada including the Royal York Hotel and Château Laurier, US-based hotels including the Westin New York and W New York, and has brought his culinary expertise to Legends Hospitality at Yankee Stadium where he supervised over 300 chefs serving 50,000 fans on game day. Harry will be responsible for all food and beverage efforts for the hotel including Metropole Bar + Kitchen – the hotel’s ground floor restaurant offering innovative twists on local classics, 18 Social – the top floor cocktail lounge featuring sweeping views of the dazzling city skyline and the lobby lounge and bar.
The Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown will open its doors March 2, 2017.