Hilton Names John Vanderslice as Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands
Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that John T. A. Vanderslice has joined the company as Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands. Vanderslice will report to Paul Brown, Hilton Hotels Corporation President, Global Brands and Commercial Services.
He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Club Med Americas, operator of more than 100 leisure resorts in 30 countries, where he led Club Med’s operations in North and South America. Vanderslice was credited with successfully integrating Club Med’s marketing and commercial activities, finance and operations while repositioning the all-inclusive resorts as upscale destinations.
He joins Hilton most recently from Miraval Spa, Tucson, Ariz., where he served as Chief Executive Officer where he was instrumental in transforming the 13-year old spa into a top-ranked lifestyle resort and launched the first branded lifestyle real estate concept, Miraval Living in New York.
Vanderslice also held executive positions with Triarc Restaurant Group, Ft. Lauderdale and its subsidiaries including Arby’s and T.J. Cinnamons, Inc. Prior to that, he served in a leadership capacity overseeing legacy brands and new product introductions for Kraft General Foods.
“John has significant brand management and operations experience, as well as a proven track record of successfully growing existing brands and introducing exciting new products to the marketplace,” said Brown. “We are delighted to welcome John to Hilton.”
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