Industry Update
Appointment 4 May 2021

Clarence Tan

Appointed Senior Vice President Development – Asia Pacific
At Hilton, Singapore

Clarence Tan

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the appointment of Clarence Tan as Senior Vice President, Development - Asia Pacific. Effective May 1, 2021, Clarence will lead the company's development strategy in the region, deploying Hilton's brands across Asia Pacific and continuing to deliver best in class financial returns for owners.

With more than 20 years' experience, Clarence joins Hilton from international hotel management and development company Valor Hospitality, where he served as the principal and corporate advisor. Prior to this, he was Group CEO at Millennium & Copthorne after serving at IHG in several senior leadership positions, including as Chief Operating Officer for Japan, Korea and South East Asia; Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer for the Asia, Middle East and Africa regions, leading all aspects of planning, design and development. Across his career he has built a reputation of bringing new brands to market, bringing to life some of Asia Pacific's most iconic and successful hotels, and establishing strong relationships with the owner and investment community.

A Singaporean by birth, Clarence holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is married with four children. He will be based in Hilton's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, reporting to both Alan Watts, President, Hilton Asia Pacific, and Kevin Jacobs, Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development for Hilton.


Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history.
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