Hilton has named Qian Jin as the company’s first area president for Greater China and Mongolia. It comes at a time when Hilton prepares to celebrate its 100th hotel opening in Greater China, with more than 230 hotels in the pipeline.
Hilton has signalled its intention to ramp up its expansion in North Africa with the establishment of a dedicated development office in Casablanca. Building on an active pipeline in the region, which has grown to 15 hotels across Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, Hilton has identified North Africa as a focus area for further growth.
Hilton has named Greg Hartmann as senior vice president - luxury, lifestyle, resort and corporate development. He previously led the strategic advisory and asset management services practice as managing director for the Hotels & Hospitality Group in North America for Jones Lang LaSalle for the past six years.
Doors have opened to Norfolk’s highly-anticipated Hilton Norfolk the Main in the centre of the coastal Virginia destination. Hilton Norfolk the Main adds to the revitalisation of Norfolk - one of the most iconic naval bases in the US with a burgeoning foodie and art scene at the cornerstone of the city’s modern-day renaissance.
Hilton has announced Sumindi Peiris will take up the role of vice president of global marketing, luxury and lifestyle brands. A senior marketing professional, Peiris brings more than 20 years of international experience to the role, where she will lead all luxury marketing, digital and public relations initiatives as well as oversee the strategic development of global positioning for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton.
Hilton today announced the opening of Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum, marking the debut of Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the northwest region of the Russian Federation. The new-build hotel is part of the ExpoForum Complex, which attracts more than 400 events per year including conferences, corporate functions, shows and sporting events.
Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Linzhi Resort in Tibet. Hilton Linzhi Resort is the company’s first hotel in the region and home to Tibet’s first nine-hole golf course. Located between the Himalayas and Yarlung Zangbo River, Hilton Linzhi Resort sits atop 800 lush acres dotted with big flower peonies (Paeonia Ludlowii), a symbol of traditional Tibetan medicine.
Blackstone has announced funds managed by its real estate business have agreed to acquire the Windsor Atlantica Hotel on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As part of the transaction, Blackstone has signed a management agreement with Hilton for this asset and following a period of transition plans to convert the hotel to the Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.
Amavel Guerreiro, sales marketing director, Hilton Vilamoura, talks to Breaking Travel News about the hotel, the significance of golf to the offering, and what 2017 holds.
Mahmoud Mokhtar, country manager, Hilton Hotels, Ras Al Khaimah, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the portfolio of property’s he oversees in this rapidly developing emirate.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton’s All Suites portfolio, has announced the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City Draper.