New regional director for design and engineering appointed to support Delhi-based team
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the appointment of Adrian Hardwick-Jones to regional director, design and engineering, for South West Asia.
As part of the senior leadership team, Adrian will lead the regional design and engineering function, working closely with the company’s development team to drive design excellence and brand consistency in hotels across South West Asia. He will be based in Gurgaon in Delhi, India.
Adrian brings over 20 years of experience in architectural design and has worked extensively across Asia in a number of sectors including hospitality. Prior to joining IHG, Adrian was based in Delhi for six years with a number of real estate developers, including Middle Eastern developer Emaar MGF, where he was Chief of Design, responsible for design and technical operations of the Indian arm of the Dubai-based company.
Previous to that Adrian also held leading positions with Indian developers Shipra Estates and DLF Retail Developers Ltd and established Strategic Blueprint, a consultancy he founded to provide advice on real estate development in India to overseas real estate investment companies and consultancy firms. His achievements as Executive Director included the implementation of a new city community master plan in Bangalore. Adrian was previously based 15 years in Hong Kong where he began his career in P&T Architects and Engineers and then joined architectural firm Aedas Limited.