Hilton Hotels has appointed Michael Schmitt as General Manager of the Hilton Adelaide.
Michael has been with Hilton for 11 years and has joined the team from Hilton Shanghai, where he held the position of Director of Business Development since May 2008.
Martin Rinck, President, Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific said, “Michael’s experience in all facets of hotel operations, especially marketing and food and beverage management will ensure the Hilton Adelaide continues to develop as Adelaide’s leading business, events and leisure hotel.”
Born in Germany, Michael started his career in 1993 as a Food and Beverage Apprentice at Landhaus Carstens, Timmendorfer Strd in Germany.
In 1995, Michael joined the Hilton team at the prestigious Hilton Park Lane in London, where he held several positions including Duty Manager, Chef de Brigade and Assistant Night Manager.
Since then, Michael has held senior positions at the Hilton Dusseldorf in Germany and the Hilton Shanghai in China.
Michael holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham, and is looking forward to taking on the challenge of his new role – “to have the opportunity to lead the team at Hilton Adelaide, an icon in the local market is tremendous. I am looking forward to continuing to enhance Hilton Adelaide’s position as a leader in the events, business and leisure markets”, he said.
Michael replaces former General Manager, Chris Ehmann, who has moved to Malaysia to take up the
position as General Manager at the Hilton Petaling Jaya.