Hilton announces key ME appointment
Cairo, May 13, 2013
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa has announced the appointment of Christian Muhr as the new vice president of operations for Hilton Worldwide, Egypt & Levant region.
Muhr, a Hilton Worldwide veteran with an extensive 30-year international hospitality background, will be responsible for driving operational performance for the company’s regional portfolio of 22 hotels across Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan including the region’s biggest convention centre in Jordan.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide MEA said: “This is a key appointment for the company and I am delighted that someone of Muhr’s calibre and proven talent will be at the helm of such an important, and growing, region for us."
"Hilton Worldwide enjoys a proud reputation in Egypt and Levant and Muhr’s experience will be vital as we continue to set industry standards in quality, service and in developing new opportunities," he noted.
Muhr’s Hilton career has taken him across the world from his native Austria to the US, UK, Germany and Egypt, where he worked at the company’s first hotel in Cairo, the Nile Hilton, from 1995 as assistant Food & Beverage manager.
Muhr’s most recent role was as Cluster GM for three key Dubai company properties, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residence and Hilton Dubai Creek.
On his appointment, Muhr said, “Hilton Worldwide is the longest serving and biggest international hospitality company in Egypt and I am honoured and privileged to be handed the task of building on this tremendous legacy and history."
"We have a number of new hotel openings planned for the region in the next three years and I look forward to enhancing our position in the market, supporting the Egyptian tourist industry with international marketing campaigns and high-profile tourist events and being a meaningful community partner," he added.-TradeArabia News Service