WorldHotels has appointed Kristin Intress CEO, effective immediately, bringing her back to the role she held for nearly two years from 2014 to 2016. She succeeds Geoff Andrew, who is stepping down to pursue other interests, according to the company.
“We are delighted to welcome Kris back to WorldHotels as CEO,” said David Kong, global president/CEO of BWH Hotel Group, the parent company of WorldHotels. “WorldHotels will benefit tremendously from Kris’ extensive experience, deep industry knowledge and proven leadership. Additionally, her thoughtful and strategic approach will help us move WorldHotels forward, truly unleashing the potential of this global brand.”
Intress brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality, technology and healthcare industries. She has started and purchased several companies, including restaurants, a resort, a medical training center and a hospitality technology company. She has led two companies as CEO during her career.
“I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead WorldHotels again,” said Intress. “As CEO I will embrace the heritage and foundation of a market-leading organization. WorldHotels’ fundamental mission has not changed—our goal is to provide unique hotels for unique travelers navigating the global market.”
WorldHotels’ portfolio consists of more than 300 hotels and resorts. In February, Best Western Hotels & Resorts bought WorldHotels.