October 19, 2018, Beirut – InterContinental Phoenicia Hotel Beirut has announced the appointment of its new General Manager Manrique Rodriguez, effective from October 1, 2018. Mr. Rodriguez graduated from the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and began his career in 1988 as a management trainee in Venezuela and went on to build a more than three-decade career within the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). His many General Manager roles to date have taken him across the globe, including positions in Australia, North America and Brazil. Mr. Rodriguez joins Phoenicia from his most recent post as General Manager of InterContinental Madrid, which he held for the past eight years. Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rodriguez said: “It is an honour to be so warmly welcomed as the new General Manager of Phoenicia, a hotel that is a landmark in Beirut with such a rich and fascinating history. I look forward to perpetuating Phoenicia’s legacy and making my own contribution to its continuing success story”.