Guy Hutchinson Appointed as Hilton’s President for Middle East & Africa

Guy Hutchinson

SUMMARY – HILTON WELCOMES GUY HUTCHINSON AS PRESIDENT FOR MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA, BUILDING ON REGION’S GROWTH AFTER JOCHEM-JAN SLIEFFER’S LEGACY.

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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) welcomes Guy Hutchinson as President of Middle East & Africa, starting in 2024. Hutchinson rejoins Hilton after a decade, having led Rotana Hotels & Resorts in Abu Dhabi. He boasts 16 years at Hilton, spanning regions like Europe, China, and India.

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The appointment follows the passing of Jochem-Jan Sleiffer in April 2023. Sleiffer dedicated 33 years to Hilton, leaving a legacy of growth and excellence in the European and Middle Eastern markets. Hutchinson took on his new role in early 2024, based in Dubai, reporting to Simon Vincent CBE, EVP & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton.

Vincent emphasizes the significance of this leadership role. Hutchinson’s expertise, regional knowledge, and alignment with Hilton’s culture are highlighted. Under Hutchinson’s leadership, the Middle East & Africa region is expected to build on its current momentum.

Vincent states, “Amidst unparalleled growth in MEA, under Guy’s leadership, we’ll continue the region’s remarkable progress.”

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Hutchinson’s Aspiration

Guy Hutchinson expresses his enthusiasm for leading the Middle East & Africa region. He aims to continue the impactful work initiated by his friend JJ. Having begun his journey with Hilton in Amsterdam, Hutchinson’s admiration for the brand’s culture is evident.

Hutchinson says, “I eagerly anticipate leading Hilton’s MEA chapter, collaborating with a team known for exceptional guest experiences.”

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Hilton’s Extensive Presence

Hilton boasts 285 Middle East & Africa hotels, encompassing 11 brands. In 2023, new hotels like Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort and Hilton Kinshasa opened. Agreements secured to expand into Ghana, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia destinations.

With over 29,000 Team Members, Hilton prides itself on its celebrated workplace culture. It consistently ranks among the top “Great Places to Work” in the Middle East, reflecting its commitment to fostering an exceptional work environment.

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