Hilton appoints new Russia manager

Hilton International has appointed Robert Stoddard as Director Of Development for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).The appointment marks a significant step in Hilton’s development plans for the region, as the company begins to introduce Hilton’s Family of Brands internationally.

Robert has over twenty-five years of experience in hotel operations management, development planning and advisory services. For the past three years Robert has worked throughout Russia and the CIS countries providing hotel development advisory services.

He established the hotel development consulting services for Colliers International - Russia in 2003, and provided hotel development services in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, and Perm. He has represented a number of different clients such as Evrofinance Mosnarbank, Alfa Eco, Intecko and Metalloinvest.

Graduating from Golden Gate University with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management, Rob has worked with several U.S. hotel companies and corporations.

Mike Collini, Vice-President Development for Northern Europe at Hilton international said ““The acquisition of Hilton International by Hilton Hotels Corporation has, for the very first time,  created the platform to launch Hilton’s family of brands into emerging international markets like Russia and the CIS. These regions are key development markets as we look to significantly expand Hilton’s international presence so I am delighted to have Robert on board. His extensive experience and knowledge of the Russian hotel market will be key in successfully driving our development within the region.”