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Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort and Spa Appoint General Manager

Holding two decades of hospitality experience, Thakur will lead the pre-opening team in all aspects of resort operations, from guest satisfaction to commercial activities

MAL, Maldives [16 June 2022] Hilton has appointed Gaurav Thakur as the general manager of the upcoming Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort Spa. Located on a private island in the North Mal Atoll, the 109-all pool villa resort will open on 1 July 2022, marking the entry of Hiltons flagship brand into the Maldives.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort Spa is an outstanding resort, anchored on Hiltons signature hospitality, promising guests innovative dining, wellness and leisure concepts that will help them create new experiences as they travel and reconnect with their loved ones, said Jamie Mead, Senior Director of Operations, Hilton, South East Asia. With his innate understanding of the industry, strong background in operations and sound leadership skills, I have no doubt that Gaurav will ably guide his team to ensure an impactful launch and continued success for the resort.

An accomplished hospitality veteran with a 17-year long career in Hilton across the Waldorf

Astoria, Hilton and Conrad brands, Thakurs diverse experience includes roles in countries such as the United Kingdom, India and the Maldives, where he oversaw operations across different departments. Through his career, Thakur also played key leadership roles in the opening teams for Conrad Pune, Conrad Bengaluru and Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, where he served as resort manager before moving to Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort Spa. I look forward to bringing Hiltons signature hospitality to life with inspiring and one-of-a-kind experiences at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort Spa, said Thakur. Our team is committed to delivering exceptional stays as we prepare to welcome global travellers to our iconic destination.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort Spa is set to open on 1 July 2022. Conveniently accessible via a 20-minute premium speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport, the stunning island property showcases 109 beach and overwater villas each featuring its own private pool, six exceptional restaurants and bars, holistic spa and wellness facilities and best-in-class amenities for families, including one of the largest kids clubs in the Maldives and a rooftop lounge exclusive to teenage guests.

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,700 properties and more than 1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2021 Worlds Best Workplaces list, and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 123 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money cant buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.