Hilton Kota Kinabalu Appoints Linda Pecoraro as New General Manager

Malaysia, Sabah, Malaysia. February 28, 2018

Hilton today announced the appointment of Linda Pecoraro as general manager of the 302-room Hilton Kota Kinabalu. Pecoraro will support Jamie Mead, regional general manager, Hilton Malaysia to oversee the operation and lead the management team at the hotel located in Sabah's capital city, Kota Kinabalu.

Jamie Mead, regional general manager, Hilton Malaysia said, "We are very proud to have Linda leading the team at Hilton Kota Kinabalu. We are very confident that under her leadership the hotel will reach new heights and raise the standard of hospitality within the area. Linda adds to the growing pool of female talent in Hilton leadership positions. We are committed to empowering our women in leadership."

Originally from Brisbane, Australia and of Italian descent, Pecoraro has a strong background in hotel management. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the industry at international hotel chains. Much of this time was served with Hilton throughout various locations, where she increased revenue and drove innovation across the globe.

When asked about her new adventure in Borneo, Sabah, Pecoraro commented, "I am delighted to be joining the team at Hilton Kota Kinabalu. We aim to be the market leader known for our superior product and services without compromise. At the same time, we will be incorporating and embracing the unique and warm Sabahan culture and hospitality."

Mead also said, "With the influx of tourism into Sabah, especially Kota Kinabalu, the state is seeing a demand for upscale stays in the city. Since its opening in December 2016, Hilton Kota Kinabalu has been one of the major players in the industry, positively contributing to the state's tourism profitability. With Pecoraro's experiences and strengths, we will be able to raise the bar within the industry and provide the best experience to all our guests."

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences - every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.  Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter,  LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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