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Hilton Hotels on Sukhumvit Appoint Chris Ehmann as General Manager

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Hilton has appointed Chris Ehmann as General Manager for both Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit.

In this role, Ehmann will lead the team in preparation of the openings of the DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit in April 2013 and the Hilton Sukhumvit in May 2013, develop both hotels’ vision and strategy, as well as oversee hotel operations.

 He will also play a vital role in employee training and development, while driving performance across various aspects including financial success, brand value, guest satisfaction and engagement as well as service quality.

“Ehmann has a strong understanding of the global hospitality industry and having worked in Canada, Germany, United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Australia and Malaysia. His experience and strong commitment to service excellence make him an invaluable asset to the team,” said Dirk De Cuyper, Regional General Manager for Thailand, Hilton Worldwide. “I am confident in his abilities to develop and grow both the Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands and enhance our guests’ experience at these exciting new properties.”

Ehmann has over 20 years of international hotel experience and first joined the Hilton Worldwide family in 1999 as Director of Operations at Athenee Palace Hilton in Bucharest, Romania. He subsequently held the same position in a number of Hilton Worldwide properties including Jeddah Hilton, Jumeirah Hilton and Nile Hilton. He was also General Manager at Hilton Adelaide.

Ehmann was most recently General Manager of Hilton Petaling Jaya in Malaysia where he played an integral role in overseeing a US$20 million renovation as well as the repositioning of the hotel which resulted in a 20% increase on the average room rate.

In addition to his workplace achievements, Ehmann has also completed a Master’s in Business Management at Henley Management College.

 Ehmann is Canadian, and is fluent in English and French.

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