Jane returns to her home country of Australia following an eight-year hotel management career overseas; working for Langham Hotels & Resorts at their London and New York properties. Credit: Curio Collection by Hilton

SYDNEY, Australia - Hilton has announced Jane Lyons as General Manager for West Hotel Sydney, the first Curio Collection by HiltonTM Hotel in Australia.

The 182-room new-build hotel is expected to open in December 2017 and will be managed by Hilton on behalf of M&L Hospitality.

Jane returns to her home country of Australia following an eight-year hotel management career overseas; working for Langham Hotels & Resorts at their London and New York properties.

"We are extremely pleased to have Jane joining us as General Manager of West Hotel Sydney. Jane comes to us with a wealth of experience following her time with Langham Hotels & Resorts, and we look forward to her joining and progressing her career with Hilton," said Sean Wooden, vice president, operations, Australasia.

"West Hotel Sydney presents us with an exciting opportunity as the first Curio Collection by HiltonTM Hotel in Australia and we are privileged to have Jane and her Team introduce this unique brand in our market and provide guests with all of the hallmarks of a Curio Collection by Hilton property."

Most recently, Jane was Hotel Manager for The Langham, London, a 380-room hotel located in Regent Street. She commenced the role in August 2016 and was responsible for operations across rooms, food & beverage, security, spa and engineering.

Prior to The Langham, London, Jane spent close to three years as Hotel Manager at the 214-room Langham Place, New York. Jane has also worked in various Operation Manager Roles at The Langham, London and The Westin Sydney.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Business in Travel and Tourism Management from the Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne and a Diploma of Hospitality.

One of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands, Curio Collection by Hilton is a global, upper upscale collection of distinctive hotels and resorts that offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences, each unique to the destination they call home. Designed by Australian Architecture firm, Fitzpatrick and Partners, with interiors by Woods Bagot, West Hotel will have its own distinct character appealing to the curious traveller seeking an authentic Sydney experience.

The West Hotel Sydney joins 16 hotels open and under development in Australia, including one, which is already managed on behalf of M&L Hospitality.

For more information on the collection and its more than 35 hotels and resorts around the world, media may visit news.curiocollection.com.

Contacts
Yasmin Ercil
Hilton - Australasia
+61 (0)2-9199-0515
yasmin.ercil@hilton.com

Anna Mansfield
PEPR Publicity for Hilton
+61 (0)2-9380-8080
anna@pepr.com.au

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Curio Collection by HiltonTM
Curio Collection by HiltonTM (curiocollection.com), launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 35 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and authentic experiences, all backed by Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Read the latest Curio Collection stories at news.curiocollection.com, discover Curio Collection destinations through Cities by Curio itineraries at citiesbycurio.com and connect with the collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.

About M&L Hospitality
M&L Hospitality is a Singapore-based real estate investment platform with an international portfolio of best-in-class hotels. Since 2009 M&L Hospitality's portfolio has grown to 14 hotel properties across the Asia-Pacific and European regions, targeting 17 hotel properties by the end of 2017. Its hotels are in prime, central locations in international gateway cities.  They are operated by the most recognisable international brands, including Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Rezidor.

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