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Hilton Announces Key General Manager Appointments in Indonesia

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Hilton announces key general manager appointments for Hilton Bandung, Conrad Bali and Hilton Bali. Thomas Glaser has been appointed as general manager of Hilton Bandung, taking over the helm of the hotel from Kevin Girard who relocates back to Conrad Bali as general manager following a five-year stint as general manager of Hilton Bandung. Leading the stunning clifftop resort located at the southern part of Bali, Amit Sakhrani has been appointed as the new general manager of Hilton Bali.

Thomas Glaser most recently served as Commercial Director at Conrad Koh Samui
Resort & Residences. A 20-year hospitality veteran, Glaser began his career in the
commercial field where he held key positions overseeing the business development and
operations team across hotels including Le Meridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg, Sheraton
Essen Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok,
and Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Residences.

“I am truly excited to be a part of this hotel. The passion for hospitality the Team Members
demonstrate and the positive association of the Hilton brand with great service and
hospitality are a great combination that I am confident will bring travelers to this beautiful
hotel when the borders open again,” said Thomas Glaser, general manager, Hilton

With a 20-year career with Hilton, Kevin Girard built his experience in Operations and
commercial and held key position across Hilton hotels including Hilton Toronto, Hilton
Saint John, Conrad Brussels and Hilton Bandung. He was also formerly Commercial
Director at Conrad Bali. Girard joined the South East Asia region in 2011 and lived in
Indonesia ever since.

“I’m thrilled to be back in Bali, together with an amazingly dedicated, loyal and professional
team that makes Conrad Bali such a special place. The team has remained extremely
positive and are ready to welcome international guests again when travel returns. Our
solidarity has never been stronger and this is a key strength of the team,” said Kevin
Girard, general manager, Conrad Bali.

Amit Sakhrani joins Hilton Bali Resort following 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has garnered extensive career experience in various disciplines of hotel operations and has held management positions in India and Indonesia where he worked in Medan, Jakarta, and Bali. Most recently he was General Manager of Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel. These general manager appointments will mark the new leadership team in Hilton’s portfolio in Indonesia. “We are delighted to welcome Thomas, Kevin and Amit – three truly remarkable hospitality executives – to lead our teams in Indonesia and drive the business outlook in the upcoming years. Glaser’s experience within the Hilton portfolio and his track record of driving performance at hotels of this scale is exactly what we need and I am confident Hilton Bandung will reach new heights under his leadership,” said Andre A Gomez, regional general manager, Hilton Indonesia. “I am thrilled to also have new leadership driving our resorts in Bali. Girard brings extensive experience in hospitality industry as well as a commitment to providing excellent guest service. I believe he will be instrumental in ensuring the success through Conrad Bali relaunch post-refurbishment from this year. At the same time we want to welcome Amit to the Hilton family as he joins us with a great track record in delivering performance across the hotels he’s led and I am confident his experience puts him in a great position to lead the team here at Hilton Bali,” added Andre.


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