Miguel MartinsHead Development Northern Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group
Miguel currently holds the position of Head Development Northern Europe responsible for developing IHG’s brands in DACH, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Romania. Working collaboratively with development partners is key to his success, whilst delivering value for both franchised and managed hotels.
With IHG since 2015, Miguel is responsible for the signing of over 30 new deals, the majority across Poland.
Miguel has extensive international experience in hotel development and has been involved in over 20 projects in Europe, including Portugal and Spain. He works across the entire IHG brand portfolio including luxury and is specialized in the diverse upscale and mainstream brands.
Prior to joining IHG, Miguel co-founded the Polish Hotel Company which was responsible for the roll out of some of IHG’s most well-known brands in Poland, such as the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza. Miguel oversaw among others the Holiday Inn Express Warsaw Airport from its conceptual design, financing, coordination with IHG and construction surveying, right through to its pre-opening and management. Miguel also worked as a Senior Consultant at an international hotel & asset management company based in Portugal where he was involved on various projects under local and international brands.