Industry Update
Appointment28 January 2019

Vanessa Williams

Appointed General Manager
At Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills - CA, USA

Vanessa Williams

With decades of global luxury hotel leadership and a specialty in leading key marketing campaigns, Williams is the ideal person to oversee the overall operations of this award-winning property. Williams, whose career includes over five years of spearheading business development and sales and marketing campaigns within the Hilton organization's luxury and lifestyle brands, particularly Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands, has served as the director of sales and marketing at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills since before the hotel's opening in June 2017.

Vanessa Williams is the second woman to be elevated to GM in one of Oasis West Realty's legendary luxury hotels, following Sandy Murphy's appointment to helm the iconic Beverly Hilton hotel, and is the first female GM at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.Williams brings a global outlook to the position, after an illustrious hospitality career that has spanned nearly three decades at worldwide five-star luxury destinations including a key role in the renovation, relaunch and repositioning of the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Sandy Lane Barbados, Sukhothai Bangkok before joining Hilton to open Waldorf Astoria Beijing and Conrad Seoul. In 2018, Williams was named one of Southern California's Top 9 "Woman of Influence" by LA Confidential magazine.

Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories.
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