John Vanderslice of Hilton Worldwide Discusses Luxury Trends for 2012-13

Veteran CEO and Marketing Executive John Vanderslice is Hilton Worldwide’s Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands. In this role he has expanded the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands, and has expanded those brands within the past few year so include many in Central and Western China, also Macau, Koh Samui, The Maldives, London, Berlin and Panama.

Following the opening of Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund in 2011, Waldorf Astorias will open in Beijing in 2013 and Baoting and Sanya, both on Hainan Island in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Mr. Vanderslice is also the creator of The Luxury Manifesto, a series of web-based interviews with luxury thought leaders, worldwide. We interviewed him recently where we discussed a wide range of high-end trends-related topics.

Susan Kime

Susan Kime's career combines publishing, journalism and editing. She was the Destination Club/Fractional Update Editor for Elite Traveler, and senior club news correspondent for The Robb Report's Vacation Homes. Her work has been published in Stratos, Luxury Living, European CEO, The London Telegraph, Caviar Affair, ARDA Developments, and Luxist/AOL. She was the Editor-in-Chief of Travel Conno...(Read More)

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