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Hilton Names Kenneth Svendsen Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Reservations

01/09/2009 16:53

HiltonHilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that Kenneth Svendsen has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Reservations. Svendsen reports to Paul Brown, Hilton President, Global Brands and Commercial Services.


As head of Global Sales and Reservations, Svendsen will be responsible for group, corporate and leisure sales, third party distribution, voice reservations and customer care across Hilton Hotels Corporation globally.


Svendsen has an established track record of leading global sales and marketing initiatives for major hospitality industry leaders and most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Travel Operations and Consumer Direct Sales, Disney Destinations for Walt Disney Company. Svendsen drove vacation program development and sales for Disney`s owned and operated tour companies and was responsible for the reservations and customer care centers. He also previously held the positions of Vice President, Worldwide Travel Operations and In-Market Sales for Disneyland Resort and General Manager, Walt Disney Travel Company. He also served on The Walt Disney Company`s Diversity Leadership Advisory Task Force.


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