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Luc Bollen Named General Manager of Hilton Hefei
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24 August 2006, Singapore -- Hilton Hotels Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Luc Bollen as the General Manager of Hilton Hefei, effective 1st August 2006. Bollen will be responsible for bringing together the best talents in the hospitality industry to form the management team, and execute business development strategies in anticipation of the launch of Hilton Hefei later this year. 
 
As General Manager of Hilton Hotels Corporations first hotel in Hefei, Bollen brings with him a sterling track record spanning over twenty years in the hospitality industry. He began his career with Hilton as an Executive Chef at Hilton Antwerp and rose to become the F&B Manager at Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort. He became the Director of Operations at Hilton Al Ain and joined the Hilton Shanghai in 2004. As Director of Operations, Bollen managed a team of one thousand employees. With his excellent leadership skills, Bollen successfully increased guest satisfaction ratings and team member satisfaction in Hilton Shanghai. He rose to the occasion to serve as Acting General Manager in the absence of the General Manager.  Bollen also is a tutor in the company’s leading programme, Hiltons Pro Active Leadership Training.
 
Said Bollen, “I am excited by the opportunity to serve local and international business and leisure travellers in the growing city of Hefei, and certainly look forward to building a team that will set the benchmark for excellence in the local hospitality industry.”
 
Hilton Hefei is the newest and most prestigious hospitality property in the city of Hefei. The property is located in the capital of Anhui Province in China, and is managed by the worlds leading hospitality company Hilton Hotels Corporation, as part of an agreement with Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd.
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 485,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide.  The More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America withcompany owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®,  Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™.  Outside North America, the company operates 262 hotels branded Hilton and 130 under the mid-market Scandic brand.  
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Contact:

Faith Thoms
Director, PR and Communication
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Tel: (65) 6833 9762
Fax: (65) 6833 9841
Email:faith.thoms@hilton.com

Also See: Hilton Hotels Corporation and Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd Sign Management Agreement for 566 room Hilton Hefei, China / May 2006
Hilton Hotels Corporation and Shanghai Li Xing Hotel Company Ltd Sign Management Contract for Conrad Shanghai / April 2006

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