InterContinental Edinburgh The George, located in the historic New Town of Edinburgh, has appointed Michael Martin as its new General Manager.

Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry including two decades in leadership roles within the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Previous roles include Regional General Manager and Opening General Manager of InterContinental Dubai Marina, Regional General Manager Singapore, Malaysia and Batam, and General Manager InterContinental Singapore.


He returns to the UK following a 12-year stint overseas, most recently holding the role of General Manager at InterContinental Shenzhen in China. 


He will oversee day-to-day operations of the iconic Edinburgh property from guest experience, events, food and beverage at The Printing Press Bar and Kitchen and Burr & Co, as well as leading its award-winning team, maintaining its stature as one of the leading luxury hotels in the city.  


Mr Martin takes over from current Cluster General Manager Kieran Quinn who has held the role of GM for both the InterContinental Edinburgh The George and Kimpton Charlotte Square since 2020. Kieran will move to focus on the Charlotte Square property, but both will work closely together to promote both hotels’ offerings to a global audience.  

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Originally from Winchester, Michael is a family man and keen golfer.  


Michael Martin, General Manager, InterContinental Edinburgh The George, said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed General Manager at such a prestigious Scottish property. I’m looking forward to getting started, exploring more of the wonderful city of Edinburgh, and having the opportunity to lead a truly iconic hotel.” 


Kieran Quinn, General Manager at Kimpton Charlotte Square and former GM at InterContinental Edinburgh The George, added: “Michael brings a wealth of international experience along with exciting new plans that will preserve the operational excellence that has come to be expected of a stay at InterContinental Edinburgh The George. We are looking forward to working together to promote both hotels and Edinburgh and all it has to offer.” 


InterContinental Edinburgh The George, a former collection of five Georgian townhouses, is home to 240 rooms and 13 suites as well as seven event spaces which can host up to 300 guests. Situated in the capital of Scotland, the hotel is a 25-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport and a five-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly station. 


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