Bass Hotels and Resorts, a subsidiary of UK hotel and leisure giant
Bass plc, has named Melanie Brandman as its vice-president for corporate
Brandman, who has been corporate communications vice-president for Bass
subsidiary Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts for the last five years,
will move from London to the company’s head office in Atlanta, before
the end of the year. The majority of the group’s hotels are in the
Her new role covers worldwide corporate affairs for all Bass hotel
brands including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inns, Inter-Continental Hotels
and Resorts and Staybridge Suites.
Brandman said: ’I’m particularly looking forward to managing the
communication of such major brands and getting involved in areas new to
me such as government affairs.’
She will oversee a team of seven and is responsible for corporate
communications, media relations, government affairs, internal
communications and community affairs.
She replaces Craig Smith, who is now vice-president of business
integration, leading the team responsible for the integration of
Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts, which Bass bought in March.
Brandman reports to Cindy Durning, who is a member of the Bass Hotels
and Resorts management committee and is executive vice-president of