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 Hilton Chongqing Appoints Sven Isberg as General Manager, 
Fintan O’Doherty and Andreas Bruck as Director of Operations
and Executive Chef Respectively
China and Singapore, 30 March 2006 – Hilton Chongqing is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Isberg as the business hotel’s new General Manager, Fintan O’Doherty and Andreas Bruck as Director of Operations and Executive Chef respectively.

Sven Isberg

Sven Isberg assumed the role of General Manager on 1 February 2006.  He will be responsible for the smooth operation of the hotels’ 437 guest rooms and suites, ensure compliance with all Hilton International operational, financial and human resource policies as well as oversee the planning and implementation of all business strategies for the hotel.  “Hilton Chongqing has emerged as the market leader among business hotels in the city and I am looking forward to working closely with the team to maintain our competitive edge as the first choice of hotel for corporate and leisure travellers.” said Sven Isberg, General Manager of Hilton Chongqing.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Sven commenced his career at the Ramada Renaissance Hotel in Hamburg.  Thereafter, he worked with Hyatt in the USA, before joining the Hilton family in 1986.  Sven began his Hilton career as Food and Beverage Management Trainee at the Munich Park Hilton, and rose through the ranks to become Food and Beverage Manager of Hilton Istanbul in 1991.  In 1993, Sven was appointed Food and Beverage Manager for Hilton Seoul, and moved to Hilton Taipei in 1995, as Executive Assistant Manager.  In 1999, Sven took the helm of Hilton Beijing, becoming the youngest Hilton General Manager at the age of 35.  Prior to assuming leadership at Hilton Chongqing, Sven was the General Manager of The Parmelia Hilton Perth.    

Familiar with Asia and China in particular, Sven moved to Chongqing with his lovely wife, Iris, and their son, Justin.  He added “My family and I are pleased to make Chongqing our home.  I am keen to be involved in the local business community and hope to contribute actively to the growth and success of the city.” 

Fintan O’Doherty

Fintan O’Doherty joined Hilton Chongqing as the new Director of Operations on 2 January 2006.  

Born in Sligo Republic, Ireland, Fintan graduated with an MBA from Durham University Business School.  Fintan had worked in various hotels in Ireland and Ukraine, and spent the last 16 years in hospitality industry in United Kingdom.  Fintan joined Hilton International in September 2001, as the Director of Operations at Hilton Manchester Airport.  Prior to joining Hilton Chongqing, Fintan was working at Hilton London Green Park.

Commenting on his new appointment in Hilton Chongqing, Fintan said “I am very excited to be part of this winning team, as the hotel has received many industry accolades, including awards from the Chongqing Tourism Bureau.  Having been recognised as the Best Business Hotel in Chongqing by Business Traveller magazine, I will endeavour to ensure smooth operations in order to create the best hotel experience for our guests.” 
Andreas Bruck

As Executive Chef of Hilton Chongqing since 1 January 2006, Andreas Bruck has been cooking up a storm in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes to tease the taste buds of guests.  He leads a team of 144, to ensure excellence in the cuisine and service offered by the four restaurants and bars within Hilton Chongqing.  

Born in Germany, Andreas started his career in the hospitality industry in 1980 and joined Hilton International in 1991 as the Sous Chef of Hilton Leeds in Great Britain.  Andreas has over 13 years experience with many Hilton hotels in Turkey, including Hilton Mersin, Hilton Izmir, Hilton Parksa, Hilton Istanbul and Hilton Antalya.  

The appointment of Sven Isberg, Fintan O’Doherty and Andreas Bruck herald an exciting time ahead, as Hilton Chongqing celebrates its fifth year in China.  

About Hilton Chongqing
• Hilton Chongqing is situated right in the heart of the mega city between the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers.  Hilton Chongqing is only thirty-five minutes drive to the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, and four minutes ride to central business district, making the hotel a prime location for business travellers.  
• Designed with business travellers in mind, Hilton Chongqing offers the comfort of modern room facilities and convenience of keeping in touch through high-speed Internet access.  
• The grand ballroom of Hilton Chongqing is one of the largest ballrooms in the city, with additional five multi-function rooms on the 3rd floor.  Six simultaneous interpretation booths are available for international conferences and the entire 4th floor is equipped with world renowned Hilton Meetings products of nine high-tech meeting rooms and a business center with another five separated meeting rooms.
• Four restaurants and bars for great food drinks, plus a state-of-the-art Cloud 9 Spa under the management of international spa consultant will help our travellers to get relaxed and refreshed during the stay in Chongqing, the commercial hub in Southwest China.

About Hilton
• 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.  

Marrissa Jia Han
Public Relations Manager
Hilton Chongqing
Tel:   +23 8903 9999 ext. 6856
Fax:  +23 8903 8600
Also See: Hilton International Preparing to Open the 501 room Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa On the Southernmost Tip of Hainan Island, the “Hawaii of China”; Dirk De Cuyper the Opening GM / May 2005
Hilton International Secures 10 Year Extension for Hilton Beijing Management Contract / April 2003

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