SINGAPORE, 6 May 2021: Hilton appointed Clarence Tan as
senior vice president, development Asia Pacific, effective 1 May.
With more than 20 years of experience, he joins Hilton from
the international hotel management and development company Valor Hospitality,
where he served as the principal and corporate advisor.
He also served as
Group CEO at Millennium & Copthorne and worked at IHG in several
senior leadership positions, including as chief operating officer for Japan,
Korea and Southeast Asia.
He will be based in Hilton’s Asia Pacific headquarters in
Singapore, reporting to both Hilton Asia Pacific president Alan Watts, and
chief financial officer and president global development, Kevin Jacobs.
Tan takes over from Matt Fry, who leaves Hilton and his role
in Singapore to return to the United States.
During his three years with Hilton, Fry secured an agreement
with Country Garden to launch the Home2 Suites brand in China and extended an
agreement with Plateno Group to significantly expand the Hampton by Hilton
brand’s presence in China. He also signed deals, including Hilton Singapore,
which will be Hilton’s largest hotel in the Asia Pacific when it opens in 2022;
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton: the company’s first
Tapestry hotel in the Asia Pacific and Waldorf Astoria Tokyo, due to open in 2026.
(Source: News Hilton)