Mr. Komen, a hotel management graduate from the Netherlands takes up the role starting 1st June 2012 bringing with him an experience of 20 years working in the international hospitality industry.
In his position, Joost Komen will oversee the operation of the 140-room hotel, six food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms and recreation centre which includes a cinema, kids center, entertainment center and indoor pool and be responsible for managing a staff of over 200.
Joost Komen’s experience includes working on 3 continents with “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” prior to joining the InterContinental Hotels Group where he has been working with for the past 14 years and served in different key properties around the Middle East.
Most recently, Komen served as Executive Assistant Manager at the Crowne Plaza Amman where he was in charge of the day to day overall operation of the hotel.
Mr. Komen said: “it gives me great pride to come back to beautiful Lebanon and look forward working with the great team of InterContinental Mzaar in showcasing and promoting mountain tourism in Lebanon throughout the years to come”.