Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today that Alexander Mirza has been named to the newly-created position of senior v . p . of corporate development. Benefiting 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, amongst others. Mirza will be based at the Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters in Beverly Hills and reports right to Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer.
“I am thrilled to appoint Alex Mirza for this newly created position, and am positive about his ability to produce a significant contribution to 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 enhance our profitability.”
Before joining Hilton, Mirza had been a senior executive in the travel and transportation practice at Accenture. Just before Accenture, Mirza was head of strategic planning at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he was accountable for brand positioning, development planning and business innovation. Mirza started his career initially Financial, Inc. and opened the very first U.S. office servicing corporate high net-worth clients. His consulting background includes several years of project management knowledge about 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 Alex Mirza inside the luxury hospitality, travel, consumer and asset management industries within the areas of customer strategy, cool product development and repair innovation. Mirza holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, using a focus on brand marketing and corporate strategy. He also holds an M.A. in Economics as well as a B.A. Honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
About Hilton Hotels Corporation | Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as being a preeminent hospitality company. The business develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 2,300 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many 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, please go to .
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