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Nils-Arne Schroeder appointed General Manager of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing

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Hilton Hotels has appointed Nils-Arne Schroeder as General Manager of the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing. The intimate, life-style property scheduled to open on 8 July 2008, is located near to the Forbidden City and other landmark cultural and commercial icons in Beijings famous Wangfujing district.

The role marks a new milestone in Nils-Arnes eighteen year career in hospitality which led him from his native Cologne in Germany to South Korea and now to Beijing. Having worked with Hilton Hotels for over 9 years, Nils-Arne has been responsible for the opening of Hilton hotels in Malaysia and South Korea.

As General Manager of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, Nils-Arne will draw upon this enthusiasm to lead 500 employees and managers. He is also responsible for the hotels overall vision and performance including financial success; brand value; guest engagement; service excellence and employee development.

His most recent position was that of General Manager during the pre-opening period for Hiltons first Worldwide Resort in South Korea, the Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort; a 170 all-suite and villa estate, featuring panoramic coastal views and contemporary design, with extensive facilities including a seafront 18-hole golf course with an all-year round playability and a full-service spa.

Prior to his posting in South Korea, Nils-Arne was tasked as Director of Business Development for Hilton Kuala Lumpur also during its pre-opening stage. In this position he combined his knowledge of the hospitality industry with his experience in sales and marketing. His initiatives included re-engineering many key sales functions, including reservations, sales tracking and customer relationship management.

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