Search
The Caterer

Hilton's president of UK and Ireland to retire

31 October 2006
Hilton's president of UK and Ireland to retire

Hilton's president of UK and Ireland, Howard Friedman, is to retire after 17 years at the company.

The role will be filled in January by Simon Vincent, who resigned today as chief executive of on-line travel booking agent Opodo.

A Hilton spokesman said: "He brings a strong commercial awareness to the role and his experience at Opodo and Thomas Cook is very relevant to our company."

Ian Carter, Hilton chief executive of international operations, added: "I am delighted to welcome Simon to Hilton, he brings broad international experience, across online and offline retail, tour operating and airline businesses within the leisure sector."

Vincent, 43, will oversee the group's aims of delivering a strong pipeline of new hotels and introduction of new US Hilton brands into the UK & Ireland.

Friedman is planning to return to the USA with his family.

Hilton sees surge in online bookings >>

Hilton Hotels sells Metropole sites for more than £400m >>

Hilton corporate website >>

By Emily Manson

E-mail your comments to Emily Manson here.

Get your copy of Caterer and Hotelkeeper every week -

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!