|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
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.