Regional General Manager IHG Vietnam/ Cambodia
General Manager InterContinental Saigon Hotel & Residences
Michael Hoe-Knudsen is currently the Regional General Manager of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Vietnam/ Cambodia & General Manager of InterContinental Saigon Hotel & Residences since August 2016. IHG is one of the largest hotel operators in Vietnam with 7 open properties including Hanoi/ Da Nang/ Nha Trang & Ho Chi Minh City. IHG is also in the process of opening a new project in Phu Quoc and bringing the Holiday Inn brand to Vietnam with the 2018 opening of Holiday Inn Saigon Airport. Michael is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, operation and performance of the hotels while supporting development efforts to grow IHGs presence in Vietnam.
Appointed member of the Board of Governors since May 2017, Michael has been actively involving in the board meetings to enhance the Chamber’s business environment as well as revitalizing the Amcham Hospitality and Tourism committee.
Previously Michael was Vice President Operations for Latin America/ Caribbean & New York City based in IHG corporate office in Atlanta, GA. Michael has been with InterContinental Hotels for past 21 years having worked in numerous US locations including New York City/ San Francisco/ Miami as well as international postings.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University where he graduated with honors and a Diploma in Management from the Henley School of Management in the UK. Although Danish by birth Michael is a real citizen of the world, having lived in 16 countries and travelled to many more.
— statement concerning his/her participation in and support for AmCham in the past, and “vision for AmCham” in the future.
Since appointed, I have been working closely with the AmCham H&T committee, providing perspectives and recommending strategic guidances in order to heighten potential business opportunities. Together with the H&T committee, I will be presenting the position paper to leaders of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s committee, in which is to encourage relationship between public and private cooperations, to propose and advocate a tactical plan of promoting HCMC’s hospitality and tourism industry in the future.
Being re-elected to the Board of Governors will bring me the opportunity to focus and expand the hospitality and tourism business environment of AmCham along with supporting the Board and Executive Directors with the overall mission and vision of the Chamber