WorldHotels has announced the appointment of Kristin Intress as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Effective immediately, Intress will succeed Geoff Andrew who is stepping down to pursue other interests. Intress previously served as the company’s CEO, and played an instrumental role in building the brand as a leader in the independent hotel sector.

Intress has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality, technology, and healthcare industries, including previously serving as CEO of WorldHotels. She is a successful entrepreneur, having started and purchased several companies including restaurants, a resort, a medical training center and a hospitality technology company. Throughout her career, she has built an exceptionally diverse experience base – leading two companies as CEO, holding sales and marketing leadership positions, and serving in the military.

David Kong, Global President and CEO of BWH Hotel GroupSM, the parent company of WorldHotels, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Kris back to WorldHotels as CEO. 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 commented: “I am honoured and excited to have the opportunity to lead WorldHotels again. As CEO I will embrace the heritage and foundation of a market-leading organisation. WorldHotels’ fundamental mission has not changed – our goal is to provide unique hotels for unique travellers navigating the global market.”