Dino Michael

Global Category Head, Luxury & Global Brand Head, Waldorf Astoria

Dino Michael

Dino Michael serves as Senior Vice President and Global Category Head, Luxury Brands. In his role, Michael spearheads brand positioning, strategic growth, innovation and leadership initiatives for Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR Hotels & Resorts. He collaborates closely with hotel operation teams, oversees brand training and culture and leads global marketing initiatives for Hilton’s portfolio of luxury brands.

Most recently, Michael oversaw global brand development as vice president for Hilton’s luxury portfolio to drive expansion of the brands’ international footprint through ensuring the growth of strong relationships between owners, brand and operations.

He previously spearheaded global Food & Beverage operations where he led new initiatives and was responsible for the development of Hilton’s full service and luxury brands’ restaurants and bars. During this time, he and his team developed third party relationships with world-renowned chefs and restaurateurs, growing the luxury groups’ portfolio of successful partners.

Michael brings more than 20 years of experience to the hospitality industry, having held senior positions across several high-profile venues in the United Kingdom including branded operations, hotel groups and fine dining venues. His experience includes working with Accor and Guoman Hotels, along with internationally established brands such as Caprice Holdings, Giraffe Concepts and as an independent consultant for a variety of clients.

Born in Great Britain, Michael holds an LL.B. from The University of Law London Bloomsbury and is married with three children.