Daniel Welk is the Singapore based Managing Director of Hazaña Hotel Advisory and has over 28 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. Originally from Australia, I have worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and have over 19 years’ experience in Asia, with tenure in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, India and Singapore, across a variety of senior executive roles.
Prior to launching Hazaña hotel advisory, I was the Vice President of Hilton’s portfolio of luxury and lifestyle properties for the Asia Pacific region, covering the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Canopy by Hilton brands.
As the Asia Pacific luxury and lifestyle brand leader for Hilton, a position I held for almost 4 years, I was responsible for ensuring the portfolio of 27 hotels were market leaders, by partnering with the operations team to drive Rev PAR performance; bringing to life all brand initiatives; and enhancing and growing partnerships and loyalty throughout the region.
During my tenure, I was directly involved and responsible for the launch of numerous world class assets, hotels such as Conrad Osaka, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Prior to this role, I was the Vice President of Operations for India with Hilton, a role where I oversaw 15 trading hotels and resorts in the region as well as numerous projects in the active pre-opening stage. I was also the local representative Director for Hilton Management Services Pvt. Ltd.
Before taking charge of India in December 2013, I served as General Manager and was responsible for the overall leadership and asset management of the award-winning Hilton Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Prior to that, I launched the 506-room year-round mountain resort Hilton Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan, a destination that remains close to my heart and a resort I believe, is the snowiest resort on the planet.
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