Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Ton van Vilsteren as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joins the company on 16 August 2015.
Since graduating from Hotel School, The Hague, in the Netherlands in 1995, Ton van Vilsteren has worked his way up through the Hilton Group, starting as a Management Accountant with Ladbrokes PLC, which later became Hilton, and being promoted to international and global finance positions within the Hilton Group. Since 2007 Ton van Vilsteren has been Head of Finance, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, with overall responsibility for the accounting function and financial operations across all regional offices in Asia Pacific covering 158 trading hotels owned, managed and franchised by Hilton Worldwide, and a pipeline of hotels exceeding the number currently in operation.
As well as sitting on the Boards of all Hilton companies and joint ventures across Asia Pacific, Ton van Vilsteren was a member of the Executive Committee with overall responsibility for the region’s financial delivery across 20 countries, driving performance analysis, financial reporting, budget formulation and trading forecasts. In his new role as Group CFO of Jumeirah Group, he will assume responsibility for the financial direction, control and management of the company, sit on the Executive Committee and report to President and Group CEO Gerald Lawless.
Gerald Lawless said: “Jumeirah is entering another exciting point in its history. Not only do we have 23 hotels operating internationally today, but we have a robust pipeline of upcoming properties to open, especially in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. We welcome Ton warmly to Jumeirah and are delighted that he will help steer the company towards even greater financial success.”
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
About Jumeirah Emirates Towers:
An architectural masterpiece, Jumeirah Emirates Towers offers luxurious experiences in the heart of UAE’s most dynamic city. Soaring high above the central business and commercial district, Jumeirah Emirates Towers is a dramatic backdrop to Dubai's skyline and a visible statement of the region's growing corporate success. Comprising of two equilateral triangles, this landmark structure is home to an Office Tower, Hotel Tower and shopping Boulevard. The hotel encompasses 400 spacious rooms and suites, 15 world-class restaurants and bars, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa as well as elite shopping and lifestyle attractions at the Boulevard, a unique and prestigious retail destination. Additionally, the award-winning hotel has multiple venues for inspiring events including the grand Godolphin Ballroom seating 500 and 16 Congress and meeting rooms, making it the ideal destination for travellers from all walks of life.
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