Industry Update
Appointment30 September 2019

Christel Cabanier

Appointed General Manager
At Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle, France

Christel Cabanier

Christel did communication studies that allowed her to do an internship in a hotel in Antwerp, where she discovered her passion for the hotel industry. At the age of 25, she was the youngest Director of Europe as a woman. Subsequently, Christel held positions as director of hotels and independent hotels such as Park Plaza Hotels. In 2008, while Christel held the position of General Manager at the Bloom Hotel, it was voted by TripAdvisor as one of the hippest hotels in the world. In 2012, Christel was appointed District Director for Radisson (France, Belgium, The Netherlands), at which time she was responsible for 13 Park in by Radisson hotels. Christel helped create the concept for the Radisson RED Hotels, as well as the opening of the first Radisson RED Hotel. Christel is passionate about travel and cooking. She participated as a jury for 3 seasons at Mijn Restaurant (a Belgian show of the same concept as Master Chef). Before joining our teams, Christel was General Manager of the New York Hotel at Disneyland Paris.

With more than 20 years of experience in the upmarket hotel business, she will lead the teams at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.


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.
more information
Recent Appointments at Hilton

Wesley Clark - General Manager

13 November 2019 — In his new role, Clark will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 164 all-suite property including guest services, hotel administration and marketing efforts. A 13-year hospitality veteran and team member with Hilton, most recently Clark held the role of director of operations at The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel, where he oversaw all aspects of hotel operations including rooms and food and beverage.
read more

Lilli Sheller - Director of Sales

11 November 2019 — The Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach (214 Flagler Avenue) has announced Lilli Sheller as Director of Sales. In this role, Sheller is responsible for overseeing and managing the meetings market and group travel to the property, as well as total hotel revenue.
read more

Paul Marsico - Director of Sales & Marketing

11 November 2019 — Somerset Hills Hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton™ property, set to re-open doors in January 2020, announced today the appointment of Paul Marsico as director of sales and marketing. In his new role, Marsico will spearhead the sales organization, creating and implementing innovative sales and marketing initiatives for the 118-room boutique hotel and events venue.
read more