Hilton Sydney Appoints New Public Relations Manager

This information originated in Australian English.

September 26, 2012

SYDNEY - Hilton Sydney welcomes the appointment of Kimberley Roberts as Public Relations Manager. Reporting to Josh Roberts, director of business development, Kimberley will be responsible for building media relationships, managing all media relations, development of the hotel's social media channels and leveraging the profile of Hilton Sydney and its outlets amongst national and international media.

With a passion for PR and communication, Kimberley Roberts, from Brisbane, Queensland, commenced her career in Brisbane with varied roles in the not-for-profit sector which was followed by her appointment at Hilton Brisbane. Kimberley commenced her tenure with the hotel in 2006 as marketing communications coordinator and in 2008 was promoted to marketing communications manager.

Since then Kimberley guided the hotel's marketing communications efforts to achieve outstanding results, including being named the winner of the 2012 Hilton Circle of Excellence for Asia Pacific Campaign Marketing award - "best bang for buck". Kimberley was highly commended for her work on Hilton Brisbane's AUD $14million refurbishment and repositioning campaign where the hotel is now considered one of the most innovative and leading hotels in the Brisbane market.

Josh Roberts, director of business development, Hilton Sydney said, "We are thrilled to have Kimberley on board as PR Manager, following a celebrated tenure at Hilton Brisbane. Kimberley has been regarded as a highly valuable member of the Hilton marketing and communications team in Asia Pacific. Her work had been regarded as consistently innovative and meticulous, including her ability to manage such a significant refurbishment project and reposition the hotel through her professional prowess. Couple this with her great understanding of PR, marketing, events management right down to the fine details she is always ensuring the best outcomes for the Hilton brand which has yielded impressive results for the company."

Kimberley Roberts said, "To have the opportunity to work for one of Sydney and Australasia's preeminent hotels is a wonderful opportunity. Hilton Sydney is the flagship property for Hilton and one of the company's leading hotels internationally; to be transferred from within the company, which strongly promotes the growth and development of its team members, is even better. I cannot wait to start talking about the exciting initiatives the hotel is working on, 2013 is going to be a thrilling year!"

Hilton Sydney has 579 luxury accommodation rooms and suites plus four dedicated levels of conference and events space catering up to 3000 delegates - the largest hotel conference space in Australia. The hotel also features Luke Mangan's award-winning restaurant, glass brasserie, the stylish and award-winning Zeta Bar, iconic Marble Bar, Caffe Cino and LivingWell Premier Health Club.

One of Australia's most awarded hotels; Hilton Sydney in the last month was recently awarded "bar of the year - Zeta bar" at the 2012 HM awards, eight awards at the Tourism Accommodation Australia (NSW) Awards for Excellence, one "Chefs Hat" Sydney Morning Herald 2012 Good Food Guide awards and four awards at the Australian Hotels Association at the 2012 National Awards for Excellence including "overall hotel of the year accommodation division."

Media can access additional information about Hilton Sydney at http://news.hilton.com/sydney.


Kimberley Roberts
Hilton Brisbane
+61 0 7 3231 3289

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