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 Hilton Petaling Jaya Appoints Markus Kaliss
as Director of Business Development
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Tuesday, 20 June, 2006, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – Hilton Petaling Jaya has recently appointed Markus Kaliss as Director of Business Development. Markus will spearhead five divisions, Revenue, Sales, Banquet, Marketing Communications and the Hilton Diamond Club Loyalty Program. 
 
Leading a team of around 35 team members, Markus, with over 10 years of hospitality experience, is tasked with the handling of Business Development and Sales and Marketing strategies. He will lead and direct the team to increase the business market share for the Hotel. In his capacity, he will focus and maximize revenue yields by adopting and adapting to the different needs of the targeted customers. He will also oversee the planning and implementation of advertising and public relations plans, ensuring its synergy with the sales and banquet directions. 
 
Hilton Petaling Jaya’s customers comprise primarily corporate then travel agent business. For banquet, yields are from the MICE market. In addition, the Hotel has a good core of F&B patrons due to its restaurants’ popularity of delivering quality cuisines. 
 
Markus has a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the Asian market having worked in other Asian destinations like Phuket, China, the Philippines and Maldives. He is also familiar with the heritage and culture of the people from this region. Armed with this knowledge of the markets, one of  his main focus is to position Hilton Petaling Jaya as the leading hotel in Malaysia.
 
Prior to joining Hilton Petaling Jaya, Markus was the revenue manager with Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. A native German, Markus has worked with other four and five-star properties around the world. He is also fluent in English.  
 
Hilton Petaling Jaya is a 5-star international hotel comprising 553 rooms, five Food & Beverage outlets, and 19 function rooms including a Ballroom that can accommodate 1,000 people. The Hotel can be reached for room and Food & Beverage reservations at 03-7955 9122.
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,700 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, with 150,000 team members worldwide.  
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Contact:

Raelene Sam
Hilton Petaling Jaya
Tel   (603) 7951 5776
Email  raelene.sam@hilton.com  

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