New General Manager Appointed For Hilton Auckland And Hilton Lake Taupo

Roger Brantsma has been appointed as the new general manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo.

This information originated in Australian English.

January 22, 2013

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Roger Brantsma as general manager for Hilton Auckland and Hilton Lake Taupo.

With a career at Hilton Worldwide that spans more than 17 years, Roger brings to the New Zealand's North Island Hilton properties fresh young energy, wisdom of international experiences and solid Hilton Values.

Originally from The Netherlands, Roger has been traveling, working and living in several countries of completely different cultures since 2002. His hotel career started in food & beverage at Hilton Amsterdam before his international journey kicked off with Hilton Dubai Jumeirah in Middle East and continued with Hilton Sharks Bay Resort in Egypt, as director of operations in 2005. South East Asia was on Roger's map with Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa in Thailand before his excellent leadership skills were rewarded in 2009 with the appointment as director of operations for the area's flagship hotel, Hilton Sydney.

In 2011 Roger was promoted to the role of general manager for the new Hilton Chennai in India. In just over a year Roger positioned the hotel and achieved excellent market penetration scores, as well as led the hotel team to several award wins, including "Best Debutant Hotel" at the Audi Ritz Icon Awards.

Commenting on his new appointment and start of a new adventure in New Zealand, Rogers says "I am delighted with the opportunity which Hilton provided me to returning to Australasia, and to be working in Auckland and Lake Taupo. Both hotels are well established in their markets, and I very much look forward to be working with the teams in the Hotels and to further strengthen the overall performance of both hotels. In the upcoming months I look forward to enhancing the service delivery of our products to our guests. Both hotels are in unique locations and offer excellent accommodation and our Simon Gault signature restaurants FISH and Bistro Lago offer great culinary experiences."

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

Contact

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

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