Hilton has announced that Ross Klein and Amar Lalvani will join the company as Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands and Global Head of Luxury & Lifestyle Brand Development, respectively.
These new appointment will help advance Hilton’s strategic goal of further developing its presence in the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Both executives join Hilton from Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where Mr. Klein was President of the Luxury Brand Group and Mr. Lalvani was SVP Development, Luxury Brands Group and Global Head of W Development.
While at Starwood, Mr. Klein was also the concept and creative lead which introduced aloft, a division of W hotels, into the international marketplace to great success, while Mr. Lalvani spearheaded the expansion of the W Hotels brand in several new markets globally. At Hilton, Mr. Klein will oversee the company’s global luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio, including Waldorf=Astoria, the Waldorf=Astoria Collection and Conrad, and will spearhead the company’s entry into the lifestyle segment. Mr. Lalvani will lead the global development of Hilton’s luxury and lifestyle segments.
The company also announced the promotion of two senior Hilton executives, Phil Cordell and William Fortier.