Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today that Alexander Mirza has been named to the newly-created position of senior v . p . of corporate development. Leveraging his significant hospitality industry expertise in both the corporate and consulting environments, he is going to be working company-wide on cool product development and partnerships, including food and beverage offerings, health clubs and spas, among others. Mirza is based at the Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters in Beverly Hills and reports directly to Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer.
“I am glad to appoint Alex Mirza to this newly created position, and am positive about his ability to create a significant contribution for the Hilton Group of Hotels,” said Hart. “This new role provides the potential to derive significant value for that company by partnering our industry-leading brands with services and products that can enhance our guests’ experiences, increase our market share and increase our profitability.”
Before joining Hilton, Mirza was a senior executive within the travel and transportation practice at Accenture. Before Accenture, Mirza was head of strategic planning at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he was in charge of brand positioning, development planning and business innovation. Mirza started his career at First Financial, Inc. and opened the initial U.S. office servicing corporate high net-worth clients. His consulting background includes a long period of project management knowledge of Deloitte/Braxton Associates in the parts of value-based management, growth strategy and globalization.
Mirza was subsequently a senior principal at Strategos, an innovation consultancy where he worked with Cachet inside the luxury hospitality, travel, consumer and asset management industries in the parts of customer strategy, cool product development and repair innovation. Mirza holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, with a focus on brand marketing and corporate strategy. Also, he holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.A. Honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
About Hilton Hotels Corporation | Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 2,300 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes lots of the world’s well known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand feobmg Club(R) and Homewood Suites by Hilton(R). For additional information, check out .
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