Marriott's senior executive, Dhruv Hoon to join Hilton soon


The India operations of NYSE-listed global hospitality major, Hilton, has picked up another senior executive, Dhruv Hoon, from its main competitor Marriott International's India office. According to multiple industry sources, the vice-president for Marriott's hotel development in the Asia Pacific, Hoon is set to assume a similar role at Hilton's India office.

"Hilton is working on building its India portfolio and has now got him (Hoon) to head its development and related activities in this region. He has been with Marriott for long now and will join Hilton very soon," said a hotel industry source.

This move comes a little over a year after Hilton brought on board Navjit Ahluwalia as its senior vice president and country head - India. In his tenure of over 13 years, Ahluwalia was the man responsible for giving Marriott a strong foothold in the Indian hospitality market.

Hilton Adelaide Welcomes General Manager Rupert Hallam


Rupert Hallam has been appointed General Manager of Hilton Adelaide, joining the team with more than 25 years in hospitality and tourism and a wealth of experience across all facets of hotel management.

Rupert Hallam has been with Hilton for more than 19 years and whilst he is British by birth, 10 years of living across Australia prompted him and his family to call Australia “home.”

Hallam says that he was lucky enough to be introduced to Adelaide 12 years ago when on secondment with Hilton for three months and that it was during this experience that he fell in love with South Australia.

“I strongly believe Adelaide is one of the friendliest cities in Australia. Whilst I may have only been in the role a few weeks, I have already received such a warm welcome by our team and the wider tourism and business community in Adelaide,” said Hallam.

“We are fortunate that Hilton Adelaide is the largest hotel in South Australia, with 374 guest rooms, as well as the largest hotel ballroom, meaning we can cater to large groups as well as individual travellers.”