Hilton Worldwide today announced that Christian Grage has joined the company as vice president of operations, Egypt and Levant. Reporting to Jean-Paul Herzog, president, Middle East and Africa, Grage will be based at Hilton Worldwide's regional office in Cairo, Egypt. In his role Grage will oversee operations at the company's 16 hotels in Egypt and the rest of the area, driving quality and service. At the same time he will also focus on powering the development and growth strategy for Hilton Worldwide in the region.
German-born Grage joins Hilton Worldwide from Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts where he started as an apprentice. He brings with him 25 years of local and international hospitality experience, including general manager roles for Mövenpick hotels in the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia and China. Most recently Grage held the role of acting senior vice president & vice president operations and human resources for Africa, based out of Egypt.
Jean-Paul Herzog, president, Middle East & Africa, said: "Christian's talent, depth of experience and knowledge of the market will be a tremendous asset to the company. I'm confident he will build on the accomplishments already made here as we grow and develop our business in the years to come."
"Hilton Worldwide is known in equal measures for its focus on the guest and it's drive for growth, which is why I chose to join the company." said Grage. "My role is to ensure we not only maintain, but also continually improve this reputation. And I couldn't have asked for a better starting point - Hilton Hotels and Resorts is Egypt's leading hotel brand (ref. BDRC 2010) so we're in a great position to develop this and our other brands across the region."
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