(04 May 2021) Hilton has appointed Clarence Tan as Senior Vice President of Development – Asia Pacific.
Clarence takes over from Matt Fry, who has decided to leave Hilton and his role in Singapore, so that he can return to the United States.
With more than 20 years’ of hospitality industry experience, Clarence joins Hilton from international hotel management and development company, Valor Hospitality, where he served as the Principal and Corporate Advisor.
Prior to that, he was Group CEO at Millennium & Copthorne after serving at IHG in several senior leadership positions, including as Chief Operating Officer for Japan, Korea and South East Asia; Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer for the Asia, Middle East and Africa regions.
“Hilton is renowned across the industry for its strong and consistent growth strategy and world recognized brands. Having the opportunity to join Hilton during this time, when recovery is on the horizon and the investment community remains active to capitalise on the potential opening of international borders in a safe manner over the mid- to- long-term, is a huge honour and I am truly excited to be able to contribute my experience to furthering the growth and development strategy for Asia Pacific. I look forward to working with the regional leadership, development and AD&C teams to expanding Hilton’s footprint across the region,” said Clarence Tan.
A Singaporean by birth, Clarence holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University and is married with four children.
He will be based in Hilton’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, reporting to both Alan Watts, President, Hilton Asia Pacific, and Kevin Jacobs, Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development for Hilton.