Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced Sumindi Peiris as Vice President of Global Marketing, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands. A senior marketing professional, Peiris brings more than 20 years of international experience to the role, where she will lead all luxury marketing, digital and public relations initiatives as well as oversee the strategic development of global positioning for Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton.
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming 16 Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and seven Conrad Hotels & Resorts as Forbes Travel Guide 2017 Star Awards recipients, with four properties newly added to the list in 2017. These properties will be showcased with the complete list of Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.
In partnership with Union Square Events, Conrad New York is pleased to announce the appointment of David Brinkman to Executive Chef for Union Square Events at Conrad New York. With more than 17 years of diverse culinary experience, Brinkman brings his expertise to lower Manhattan’s premier luxury hotel where he will manage all kitchen operations for banquets and catering by Union Square Events, the hotel’s exclusive catering partner.
“The team at Conrad Chicago has worked tirelessly to create what will be a hotel that will truly inspire guests,” said Kelly Vohs, general manager, Conrad Chicago. “In partnership with Geller Capital Partners and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group, we were presented with an opportunity to build a luxury hotel that appeals to today’s worldly traveler in a way that other hotels in the city don’t, or perhaps, can’t. The magic is our unique ability at Conrad Chicago to combine technology and design with team members who are committed to doing whatever it takes to make our guests’ stay memorable. We do that one interaction at time, every time.”
Starting November 15, Conrad New York, lower Manhattan’s premier luxury hotel and neighbor partner The Rink at Brookfield Place With Gregory & Petukhov will offer two exclusive ice-skating experiences for hotel guests and neighborhood families. Back by demand, these packages create a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy downtown NYC from an inspired perspective with unparalleled access to Olympic ice skaters.
Hines, the international real estate firm, Qatari Diar, the real estate development entity of the Qatar Investment Authority (the co-developers of CityCenterDC), Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) smart luxury hotel brand, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed today the start of construction of the Conrad Washington, D.C., a 360-room luxury hotel with 30,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space at CityCenterDC; the landmark 10-acre, mixed-use development located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Initial occupancy for the hotel is expected in the first quarter of 2019.
Conrad New York, a premier luxury hotel located in Lower Manhattan, has partnered with North Cove Marina to offer a premier sailing experience, available to guests of the hotel, beginning May 1, 2016.