Hilton has appointed Etienne Dalançon as general manager of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, a 122-villa resort set to open in the summer of 2019.
Dalançon joined the Hilton team in 2018, and earlier at Hyatt Hotels Corporate where he held roles as general manager of opening projects as well as various senior positions including sales and marketing.
With more than 20 years of experience in various roles within the hospitality industry, Dalançon has worked across multiple geographies including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo as well as in his native France.
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4 February 2020 — Ninoslav Vidovic is the new cluster commercial director for the Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort and Spa and Hilton Garden Inn properties in Ras Al Khaimah.
With over 20 years of experience in travel and tourism, Vidovic's most recently served as the cluster director of sales for Hilton in Prague, where he expanded market reach towards South America, Asia and CIS countries, improved Hilton's position in the strategic market of North America and acquired some of the biggest events in the region.