Dino Michael to lead Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Hilton has announced that Dino Michael will extend his current Waldorf Astoria brand head role to include the global brand head position for the Conrad brand effective 1 January 2020.
In the extended role, Michael will spearhead the brand innovation, strategic development and leadership initiatives for both the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands, building on the continued growth and momentum of each luxury brand.
Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton, said: “We are thrilled to have Dino leading both our Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands. As a seasoned hospitality veteran who has already made an indelible mark on the Waldorf Astoria brand, I am confident that Dino will continue to be a tremendous leader for our two legacy luxury brands.”
Michael was appointed as the global brand head for Waldorf Astoria in June 2018 and has since overseen the addition of 13 luxury properties to the portfolio and the opening of Waldorf Astoria’s marquee luxury properties, including Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas.
Prior to that, Michael oversaw global brand development as vice president for Hilton’s luxury portfolio to drive expansion of the brands’ international footprint through ensuring the growth of strong relationships between owners, brand and operations.
He previously spearheaded global food & beverage operations where he led new initiatives and was responsible for the development of Hilton’s full service and luxury brands’ restaurants and bars. During this time, he and his team developed third-party relationships with world-renowned chefs and restaurateurs, growing the luxury groups’ portfolio of successful partners.
“For the last year, I have had the great pleasure of leading Hilton’s flagship luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, and I am now incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to also lead the Conrad brand,” said Michael.
“While each brand is unique and will be treated as such, they are both united by their rich heritage and their ability to continue to modernise to meet the needs of the evolving luxury customer.”