Our Development Leadership Team helps ensure that Hilton remains one of the world’s fastest-growing hotel companies.
Based in London, Patrick has led the rapid expansion of Hilton’s portfolio of brands throughout Europe and Africa, achieving the company’s largest development pipeline for the region to date. Since the Blackstone acquisition in 2007, the number of trading properties has increased by +120 (80%) to +270 trading hotels; the number of properties under development across Europe and Africa has increased by +260% to more than 150.
Patrick was appointed to the role of senior vice president of development, Europe & Africa for Hilton in 2005. His first position with Hilton was in 1997 as development manager for Hilton International’s stand-alone health club business, LivingWell. Following this he moved to Miami for three years to head up the company’s hotel development activities in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. In 2004, he returned to London as Managing Director of LivingWell before taking on his current position.
Tel: +44 20 7856 8274
Bill is Senior Vice President of Development responsible for developing both the managed and franchised businesses for all of Hilton’s brands in the Americas and has been with Hilton since 1996.
Prior to his current role, Bill was Senior Vice President, Franchise Development of Hilton’s Brand Performance and Development group.
Tel: +1 703 883 1051
Tel: +65 6833 9725
M: +65 9627 1741
An MBA graduate of INSEAD with Master’s degrees in finance and law, Francis joined Hilton Development’s Shanghai office in July 2005 to lead the expansion of all Hilton’s brands in China and Mongolia. Formerly a corporate finance lawyer, Francis brings to his role an in-depth knowledge of the private equity and venture capital markets.
Francis enjoys travel, exploring ancient villages in the remoter areas of China and discovering the history and culture of the places he visits.
T +86 21 2321 6900
M +86 136 6187 6137
Guy is Senior Vice President Development responsible for the Asia & Australasia region. He joined Hilton in 2002 and has worked in development in Asia Pacific throughout this period.
Tel: +65 6533 9750
Mob: +65 9138 7056