New General Manager Appointed At Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Welcomes Boris Blobel

This information originated in UK English.

July 15, 2010

HUA HIN, Thailand -  Hilton Worldwide has appointed Boris Blobel as general manager of Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

Blobel has been with Hilton since 2008 and joins Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa from the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, where he held the position of resort manager. Prior to that, Blobel was the director of operations at the Conrad Shanghai and also held hotel management positions with Hyatt Hotels in China and Germany. Blobel has a Bachelor of Science in hospitality and tourism management from Purdue University in the United States and a diploma in hotel operations from the HOSTA Hotel Management School in Switzerland.

In his new role, Blobel will be responsible for all operational aspects of the resort and will oversee accommodation, events and conferences, leisure facilities and the sales and marketing functions of the property. He will report to Thomas Hoeborn, regional general manager for Thailand.

Commenting on the appointment, Martin Rinck, president of Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific, said, “Boris’s extensive hotel management experience and passionate commitment to delivering exceptional guest experiences will ensure that Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa continues to be one of the leading resorts in Hua Hin. We are looking forward to the contributions he will inevitably make in his new position.”

Blobel is looking forward to taking on the challenge of his new role. He said, “To have the opportunity to lead the team at Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is a dream come true for me. The hotel is renowned for its first class facilities, fantastic location and superior customer service. I am looking forward to continuing to enhance the resort’s position as one of the pre-eminent hotels in Hua Hin, appealing to both business and leisure travelers.” 

With panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand, beachfront Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the increasingly popular royal town of Hua Hin, just two and a half hours from Bangkok. The resort, the largest in Hua Hin, features 296 rooms and offers contemporary Thai-style décor, a luxurious spa, gourmet dining and superb sporting facilities, as well as event facilities for up to 600 delegates. The hotel is close to such popular Hua Hin attractions as the spectacular Klai Kangwol Palace - the King's summer residence - the Khao Takiab temple and beach and the bustling and vibrant Night Market.

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