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For Hilton Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR – March 7, 2018 – Hilton Kuala Lumpur, one of Malaysia’s most awarded 5 star hotels has appointed Gagan Talwar as Hotel Manager in its continuing strategy to remain as the leading business lifestyle hotel in Malaysia. He replaces Linda Pecoraro who has been recently promoted to general manager of Hilton Kota Kinabalu and will support Jamie Mead, regional general manager to oversee the operations and lead the management at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Jamie commented on Gagan’s recent appointment, “Kuala Lumpur is continuing to grow in appeal internationally the city was voted in the top 10 of global destinations. With that being said the demand for superior accommodation grows and so does the list of new entrants into the market both for international brands and local independants. It is now more than ever important for us to focus on what we have continually delivered year after year, offering the best in service and comfort for all travelers’ needs.”
He further continued to say that he had been watching Gagan’s development over the past years and felt that he was the perfect fit for the team in Malaysia to maintain the standards and move us forward in our goals.
Gagan who is originally from India, holds a Bachelors in Management/ Minor in Economics from the Emmanuel College, Boston, USA, and Masters in International Business & Management from the Westminster Business School, University of Westminster London, UK.
Gagan said of his recent appointment, “It is an honor being given this role at the most awarded hotel in Kuala Lumpur, I accepted this challenge knowing the high demands of the competitive nature of Malaysia, having worked in Malaysia previously I was personally excited to return and pick up from where I left off having now further developed my expertise in leading teams to accomplish the extraordinary.”
Gagan has lived and worked in more than 10 countries, including India, Indonesia, Germany, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates, Iran, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam. He returns to Malaysia after six years from leading the Operations and Business Development Team in Hilton Hanoi Opera & Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi.
About Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Towering 154 meters above street level with spectacular views of the Lake Gardens and city skyline, Hilton Kuala Lumpur delivers 5-star luxury in an unbeatable location – 28 minutes by direct high-speed train from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 33 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2). The hotel is also easily accessible from key shopping and entertainment districts, steps away from Nu Sentral, a 9-story shopping mall and to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in the city centre.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur has received more than 100 awards since the hotel opened in 2005. Some highlights include World Travel Awards for Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel 2015, Smart Travel Award 2016 – Hot 25 Business Hotels, Going Place Readers’ Choice Awards 2016 – Best 5-star Hotel, Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2017, Business Traveller Awards 2017 – Best Business Hotel.
All 499 guest rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows for a panoramic view, large flat screen TVs, state-of-the-art modern amenities and technology with open concept bathrooms complete with LCD TV and rain shower. Ten outstanding choices for dining and entertainment from award winning fusion cuisine to our signature Chinese and Japanese restaurants, casual poolside dining with great café, bar and lounge options. With 14 lavish meeting rooms including a magnificent Grand Ballroom, mid-size Sentral Ballroom and a sophisticated multi-event leveL7even, our meetings, events and outside catering services are designed to meet every event needs.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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.