New Director Of Business Development Appointed For Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Marieke Chataigner Joins Hilton Hotels & Resorts as Director of Business Development South Pacific

This information originated in Australian English.

November 01, 2013

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Marieke Chataigner as director of business development South Pacific. With over ten years of experience in upscale hotel chains, Marieke Chataigner brings to New Zealand professionalism, new ideas, a deep commercial understanding and marketing experience.

Originally from Paris, France, Chataigner joins the Hilton team from the South Pacific where she worked as director of sales and marketing for Sofitel.

In the role of director of business development - South Pacific, Chataigner will be responsible for leading the Hilton sales, marketing, revenue and event teams with a strategy of strengthening the position of Hilton as the first choice for clients and stakeholders, both on the domestic and international markets.

Commenting on the appointment Roger Brantsma - general manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo said "We are excited to have Marieke Chataigner join the Hilton team in the role of director of business development South Pacific. Chataigner has a wealth of knowledge of the domestic and international accommodation market and a solid understanding of the hospitality industry."

Chataigner noted "It is exciting to move to New Zealand and to be part of such a great brand and stunning hotels: Hilton Auckland on the waterfront with sweeping harbour views; Hilton Lake Taupo with its 100 year old grandeur and panoramic views of the lake and mountains; Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau Hotel, managed by Hilton in one of New Zealand must-see destinations. I am looking forward to continuing to strengthen the hotel's position in the market."

Hilton Hotels & Resorts currently manages four properties in New Zealand, Hilton Auckland, Hilton Lake Taupo, Hilton Queenstown and four star property Kawarau Hotel, managed by Hilton.

Hilton Auckland is the leading five star international hotel, offering 165 contemporary hotel rooms and suites. The hotel enjoys a unique waterfront position surrounded by the breathtaking Waitemata Harbour and is only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Auckland's CBD.

Hilton Lake Taupo offers 5 star accommodations across a variety of room types including one and three bedroom apartments. Most rooms at Hilton Lake Taupo feature views of Lake Taupo and the volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Hilton Lake Taupo has been awarded with awards since its opening in 2009.

Hilton Queenstown, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, showcases panoramic views over a world-famous landscape. This is an exhilarating setting, and one without compromise - just 15 minutes from Queenstown.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Auckland at http://news.hilton.com/auckland and about Hilton Lake Taupo at http://news.hilton.com/laketaupo about Hilton Queenstown at http://news.hilton.com/queenstown.

Contact

Cristina Magni
Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo
+64 9 978 2016
cristina.magni@hilton.com

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