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Philippe Thevenet Appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing
for 203-room Conrad Miami in Florida



MIAMI, Fla. – April 26, 2011
– Conrad Miami today announced it has named Philippe Thevenet as director of sales and marketing for the 203-room luxury hotel in Miami’s business and financial district. With more than 12 years experience in the hospitality industry, Thevenet will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for the hotel as well as manage a team of 10 sales, marketing and catering professionals.

Prior to joining Conrad Miami, Thevenet worked, since 2007, as director of sales and marketing at the Conrad Indianapolis, in Indiana. He began his career with InterContinental Hotels in Paris, France, and later moved to Montreal to begin his service with the Hilton Worldwide family. In October 1999, he moved to Chicago as sales manager at the Drake hotel, and in 2001, he became the hotel’s assistant director of sales. From 2002 to 2007, Thevenet took the helm as director of sales business travel and leisure for several Chicago properties including Hilton Chicago, Hilton O’Hare, Conrad Chicago, and Palmer House.

“Philippe has extensive experience and a proven track record of success directing sales and marketing activities at Hilton hotels, and we are proud to have a professional of his caliber join our team,” said Martin Wormull, general manager of Conrad Miami. “He is a motivated leader with extensive experience in planning, implementation and follow-through to exceed a hotel’s sales, financial, and operational plans. We expect that together we will accomplish many great things at Conrad Miami.”

Philippe was recently recognized by Hilton with the 2010 Circle of Excellence Director of the Year Award for his outstanding sales performance in 2010. Winners of this prestigious award are selected annually based on their individual performance for exceeding revenue goals while creating value for their customers, continually innovating solutions and driving dominant market share in their respective areas.

Thevenet earned a master’s degree from the University of Angers, France, in management and marketing in the tourism industry.

More than luxury or location, beyond bold design and stunning architecture, Conrad Miami is about unique guest experiences that redefine hospitality for business and leisure travelers alike in the heart of Miami’s business and financial district.  Its 203 rooms and 103 residence suites are known for providing the most discriminating traveler with superior comfort and high-tech facilities.  Conrad Miami’s philosophy of service and meticulous attention to detail permeate the property, from the extraordinary cuisine of Atrio and personalized therapies of The Spa, to the modern conference facilities and rooftop pool area.  An ongoing, unobtrusive program of capital upgrades and refurbishment reflects Conrad Miami’s commitment to perfecting the guest experience. For more information, visit www.conradhotels.com.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
CONRAD® HOTELS & RESORTS is Hilton Worldwide’s global luxury brand and the choice for today’s modern, sophisticated traveler.  By focusing on the individual, Conrad offers guests genuine and personalized experience and a world of style, service and connection.  Each Conrad is a dynamic reflection of its city and culture, as well as a showcase for striking design and distinct surroundings.  Across five continents, in the world’s gateway cities and most sought-after resort destinations, Conrad invites each guest to enjoy The Luxury Of Being Yourself®.   For information on Conrad, please visit www.conradhotels.com . Conrad Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the worldclass guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.  For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
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Roar Media
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