Blogged by @Lan
For Hilton Kota Kinabalu and Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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SABAH, Malaysia –19th February 2018
Hilton Worldwide 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 for 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’s adds to the growing pool of female talent into Hilton leadership positions. We are committed to empowering our women in leadership.
Originally from Brisbane, Australia of Italian descent, Pecoraro has a strong background in hotel management she brings with her more than 20 years’ experience in the industry with international hotel chains, much of this time served with Hilton and throughout various locations increasing revenue and driving 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 token, we will be incorporating and embracing the unique and warm Sabahan culture and hospitality to our guests”.
Mead further commented that, “With the influx of tourism into Sabah especially Kota Kinabalu, the state is seeing a demand for 5-star luxury stays in the city. Since its opening in December 2016, Hilton Kota Kinabalu has been one of the major players in the industry that is contributing to the state’s tourism profitability, delivering the services and hospitality that Hilton is renowned for. With Linda’s experiences and strengths, we will be able to raise the bar among the industry players and provide the best experience to all our guests.”
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