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Hilton Hotels Announces Carsten Schieck as Regional General Manager Maldives

May 2009 Carsten Schieck, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island General Manager and Island Chief has been promoted to the newly created position of Regional General Manager Maldives.

The role will see Schieck responsible for all operations under the Hilton family of brands in the Maldives, which will include the opening of the Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa scheduled for 1 July 2009, the addition of the Beach House to the Waldorf Astoria Collection on 1 November 2009 and the launch of Doubletree Hilton Malé, set to open in 2011.

As part of the Hilton expansion, Boris Blobel has been promoted to Resort Manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, following a Director of Operations role for the Conrad Shanghai pre-opening and four months in a Resident Manager role on Rangali Island.

Frederic Lebegue, former Resident Manager at the Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, will also play a key role in the project, currently working as Task Force General Manager for the strategic rebranding of the Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa and set to commence as General Manager of the Beach House, Waldorf Astoria Collection on 1 July. 

As General Manager and Island Chief of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Schieck has helped to establish its position as one of the leading luxury resorts in the world with a wealth of international accolades to its name.

Martin Rinck, President Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation commented “Since taking over the role of General Manager of the Hilton Maldives in August 2002, Carsten has been instrumental in taking the resort to a truly world-class level, pioneering product innovations such as Ithaa, the award-winning world’s first all-glass under-sea restaurant and guiding his team through a successful re-branding to a Conrad Resort in 2007.

This promotion reflects Carsten’s valued contribution over the years and we are confident that his expertise and leadership skills will position Hilton well to capitalise on our success in the Maldives.”

About Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,200 hotels and 545,000 rooms in 77 countries, with more than 135,000 team members worldwide.  The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Home2 Suites by Hilton™, the Waldorf AstoriaTM, Waldorf Astoria Collection™ and Denizen™ Hotels. 
The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.”  The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®.    The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity. For more information about the company, please visit


Elvis Follet
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +960 668 06+29

Also See: Hilton Hotels Signs Agreement with Sun Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd to Manage the Iru Fushi Resort & Spa; The Maldives Resort Scheduled to Open as a Hilton Worldwide Resort in July 2009 / March 2009

Decision Made to Re-brand the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa to the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Effective December 2007 / March 2007



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