DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announces the appointment of Tobias Schulz as Senior Director of F&B Business Development, EMEA. Tobias will be working alongside owners, properties and key partners on business opportunities and collaborations for Hilton’s portfolio of F&B concepts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He brings in-depth industry knowledge and experience, following a 13-year career working at leading hospitality and restaurant companies.
Tobias has a BA in Hospitality Management from Hotelschool The Hague and started his career working for Hyatt in Europe. In 2011, he joined HMSHost International, where he worked in various roles from concept development, marketing and most recently as Director of Business Development Asia Pacific, based in Vietnam.
Tobias brings multi-market experience, having worked in London, Europe, Australia and across Asia. He specialises in Business and Restaurant Development, as well as Food Service operations. He speaks four languages and recently completed a High Impact Leadership programme at Insead University in Singapore. He will be based at Hilton’s Dubai regional office, reporting directly to Hilton’s Vice President of F&B Strategy & Development EMEA, Emma Banks.
Welcoming Tobias to his new role, Emma Banks said, “We are delighted to have Tobias join our team. His appointment reinforces our commitment to sourcing great F&B talent in EMEA, with our regional team who act as dedicated F&B consultants within the business supporting our operators and owners and our on-property F&B professionals.”
“I look forward to working with Tobias to acquire and create world-class dining concepts in our properties, elevating Hilton’s F&B in 2021 and beyond. In the coming months, we will be creating our own great concepts — and will also be announcing several exciting partnerships with restaurant brands and international chefs. These announcements will continue the significant momentum we have created to establish Hilton as the number one F&B operator.”
Commenting on his appointment, Tobias said, “I am thrilled to be joining Emma and the Hilton team at such an exciting time. I am looking forward to building on their great work and delighting our guests with innovative and fun F&B concepts.”
Hilton has 549 hotels trading in EMEA, of which 58 are in the Middle East. Hilton operates more than 540 managed restaurants and bars across EMEA, and more than 290 managed restaurants and bars across the Middle East as part of a range of different F&B concepts.
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