Hilton Dalian And Conrad Dalian Appoint Michael Schmitt As Cluster General Manager

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January 30, 2015

DALIAN, China - Hilton Dalian and Conrad Dalian has announced the appointment of Michael Schmitt as Cluster General Manager. Mr. Schmitt will report to David Kelly, Vice President, North & South China, Hilton Worldwide, and will be responsible for overseeing the hotel's daily operations. Mr. Schmitt joined Hilton Dalian and Conrad Dalian from Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa where he held the position of General Manager.

David Kelly said, "I'm confident that with Michael's track record, in particular his insight into the Asian markets and his personal talent in leadership, will ensure highest hospitality standards at the Hilton Dalian and Conrad Dalian. He will also continue to refine Conrad's positioning as one of the leading luxury hotels, not only in Dalian, but also in Greater China."

Prior to Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand, Mr. Schmitt was the General Manager at Hilton Adelaide in South Australia. With 19 years of hospitality experience, Mr. Schmitt has worked at various Hilton properties in the U.K., Germany, Australia and China. He also worked for Pan Pacific Singapore from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Schmitt's experience in the lodging industry spans functions such as front office, sales & marketing and general management.

As a hotelier of Hilton, Mr. Schmitt led the team of Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa to accomplish a lot of significant awards in market share, revenue increasing, guest satisfaction and loyalty. "I am delighted to be in the beautiful city of Dalian and work for the prestigious Conrad Dalian and Hilton Dalian," said Mr. Schmitt.

Conrad Dalian and Hilton Dalian participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,250 hotels worldwide. To learn more about or connect to Conrad Dalian, please visit www.conradhotels.com/dalian or call 86 411 86776666. For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.conradhotels.com or news.conradhotels.com.

About Hilton Dalian
The Hilton Dalian is a 370 room upper upscale hotel located right on Dalian's new mixed use development area right on the harbor. This East Harbor New Development Zone area will house several luxury condominiums, together with residential housing, office towers, 4 and 5 star national and international hotels, a marina, recreational boardwalk and Dalian's new Convention Center. Hilton Dalian's guestrooms offer beautiful views of the harbor or the scenic mountain and city skyline. Various room configurations cater to the different needs of our Chinese and international guests, including Executive rooms and suites from level 19 to 22. Guests with Executive Lounge access (located on level 22) will enjoy the stunning view of Dalian Bay past the harbor.

Contact

Linda Zhang
Hilton Dalian and Conrad Dalian
+86 411 86770000-8852
linda.zhang@hilton.com

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