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Seasoned Hospitality Expert to Oversee Operations of Hotel and The Towers

 

MCLEAN, VA. and NEW YORK, NY –  October 20, 2015 – Michael B. Hoffmann, recently the vice president of Brand Performance Support for both Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands, has been appointed managing director of the Waldorf Astoria New York and the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria. Bringing with him more than 30 years of luxury hotel experience, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and the forthcoming restoration of the brand’s flagship property. Michael succeeds and will report directly to Ronen Nissenbaum, who was recently promoted to vice president, Luxury Hotel Operations, North America, Hilton Worldwide. Michael’s new role will take effect immediately.

 

Hoffmann first joined Hilton Worldwide in 2005 as managing director of the Boulders resort in Carefree, Ariz. where he oversaw all property operations until January 2013. Hoffmann then transitioned into the role of vice president of Brand Performance Support for Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolios, the luxury brands of Hilton Worldwide.

 

“We are thrilled to have Michael and his profound experience and expertise in hospitality lead our brand’s flagship hotel,” said John Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. “It was critical to place a strong brand leader in the Waldorf Astoria New York, a hotel that will undergo a stunning transformation which will establish a new level of luxury within the industry.”

 

Previously, Hoffmann founded Hoffmann Hospitality, a consulting company focused on providing opening support, brand positioning, and service-driven management solutions for such prestigious hotels as Claridge’s London, The Carneros Inn, Napa Valley, The Sam Houston Hotel, and The Shore Club, Miami.

 

A graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and native of Switzerland, Hoffmann has held various management and global operations positions with established luxury hotel brands including The Peninsula Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, One&Only Ocean Club and Bacara Resort & Spa.

 

“Michael’s proven leadership ability in managing large hotels and resorts makes him an ideal candidate for this position,” said Keith Clampet, senior vice president, Operations, Owned Assets, Hilton Worldwide. “With over three decades of leadership positions within luxury hotels and the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Michael has demonstrated expertise in repositioning hotels and resorts while increasing profitability and market share.”

 

For more information about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://news.waldorfastoria.com.

 

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 25 landmark destinations, each being a true reflection of their surroundings in the world’s most sought after locations. Unified by their inspirational environments and unparalleled guest service, Waldorf Astoria creates unique authentic moments through the delivery of True Waldorf Service. Personal concierges deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or www.waldorfastoria.com/offers. Learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com.

Contact: Liz Weeden

lweeden@quinn.pr / +1 212 868 1900 x253

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information.

Contact: Mark Ricci

mark.ricci@hilton.com / +1 212-261-5836

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