MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that Dino Michael will extend his current Waldorf Astoria brand head role to include the global brand head position for the Conrad brand effective January 1, 2020.
“We are thrilled to have Dino leading both our Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “As a seasoned hospitality veteran who has already made an indelible mark on the Waldorf Astoria brand, I am confident that Dino will continue to be a tremendous leader for our two legacy luxury brands.”
In his role, Michael will spearhead the brand innovation, strategic development and leadership initiatives for both the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands, building on the continued growth and momentum of each luxury brand.
Michael was appointed as the global brand head for Waldorf Astoria in June 2018 and has since overseen the addition of 13 luxury properties to the portfolio and the opening of Waldorf Astoria’s marquee luxury properties, including: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.
Prior to that, 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.
“For the last year, I have had the great pleasure of leading Hilton’s flagship luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, and I am now incredibly honored to have the opportunity to also lead the Conrad brand,” said Michael. “While each brand is unique and will be treated as such, they are both united by their rich heritage and their ability to continue to modernize to meet the needs of the evolving luxury customer.”
Michael brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the role, 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.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary expertise in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments and sincerely elegant service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, Peacock Alley, refined art collections, Michelin-starred dining concepts and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents with over 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between bold design, impactful experiences and curated contemporary art to inspire the conscientious traveler. Conrad is a place where guests are empowered to explore through intuitive service and experiences that authentically connect them with local culture. In addition to its award-winning hotel offerings, the brand also features an expanding residential portfolio combining sophisticated design, best-in-class amenities and purposeful service in inspiring destinations. Experience Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at conradhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.