Etcheberrigaray oversees the food and beverage operations and strategic planning for the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts brands in the Americas. He plays a crucial role in new hotel development and renovation projects and has created numerous award-winning concepts, such as the E-Host Menu, The World Class Beverage Program, XO Bar, Sushi-Teq, Rumba Bar, Luce, and Bar 888, and many more.
With over 25 years of hospitality and food and beverage experience, Jean-Pierre has held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career. For more than a decade, he was general manager of several hotels including InterContinental Toronto, Mayfair InterContinental London, InterContinental Cartagena and the InterContinental Valencia, and regional director of food and beverage for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – Latin America. Prior to joining IHG in 1989, Jean-Pierre served as director, food and beverage for a number of upscale hotel brands across the globe, including Pan-Pacific Vancouver and Le Meridien. He began his career in the hospitality industry at Relais & Chateaux in France.
A native of the Basque country, Jean-Pierre graduated from the State University of New York in Morrisville. He is a member of the Chaîne des Rotîsseurs, Chevalier de l’ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, Chevaliers de Méduse and Commandeur de la Confrérie des Chevaliers de Saint Antoine, and serves at the Vice President for Southeast Regional French-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Georgia.