Hilton has named Qian Jin as the company's first Area President for Greater China and Mongolia. It comes at a time when Hilton prepares to celebrate its 100th hotel opening in Greater China, with more than 230 hotels in the pipeline. Beginning this week, Qian Jin brings with him extensive experience in the hospitality industry, having most recently served as president of Wanda Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton's largest owners in Greater China.
Before its acquisitionÊby MarriottÊwas completed last September, hospitality company Starwood Resorts and Hotels WorldwideÊchanged its approach to a problem that many chain hotels face Ñ how to maximize the value of its spending on translation services for its property websites worldwide.
The merger between MarriottÊand Starwood might have been completed in late September 2016, but that was just the beginning.ÊSince that time, owners and their asset managersÊhave awaited confirmation that related merger expenses would be "net neutral,"Êas initially promised.
Mike Flaskey has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in publicly and privately held companies, with a key focus on growth-oriented companies within the vacation ownership industry, and now he has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Diamond Resorts in Las Vegas.
Mr. Ciappara has held positions at some of the worldÕs finest hotels and resorts in various countries within the South American, European and central Mediterranean regions
Mr. Sorenson receives this recognition just a few months after Marriott completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Marriott now operates or franchises more than 6,000 properties in over 120 countries and territories.
Two new categories, Classic and Distinctive, were outlined by Marriott Global Brand Officer Tina Edmundson to help consumers sort through the plethora of choices.