Magazine article New Zealand Management

Managers Abroad: Sharon Fraser; General Manager of the Intercontinental Chongqing, Sharon Fraser Had Already Worked in Malaysia and Vietnam before Moving to China. after Five Years in Shanghai She Moved to Chongqing Which, Home to 32 Million People, Is the Largest Metropolis in the World

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Managers Abroad: Sharon Fraser; General Manager of the Intercontinental Chongqing, Sharon Fraser Had Already Worked in Malaysia and Vietnam before Moving to China. after Five Years in Shanghai She Moved to Chongqing Which, Home to 32 Million People, Is the Largest Metropolis in the World

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What prompted you to seek work out of New Zealand?

I was attracted by the larger opportunities that exist offshore and that we don't have in New Zealand: especially in growth and development in the hospitality industry. IHG is the largest international management company in China with 165 hotels and another 100 or so projects planned for the next five years. There's obviously nothing of that scale in New Zealand or many other countries.

It's very exciting to be part of the incredible growth here. I enjoy the exposure to so many different cultures and to our guests who are of so many different nationalities.

We're operating on such a large international scale. I also enjoy the competitive challenge in the business, and dealing with so many different sectors including local and international government, the corporate sector, meetings and conference business, and tourists. I'm frequently coordinating and hosting high-level international delegations at the hotel. …

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