Daniel Welk is Vice President of Operations for Hilton’s portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region. Daniel oversees the operation of the existing three Waldorf Astoria and 18 Conrad Hotels & Resorts hotels in the region. He is also responsible for the fast-growing pipeline that currently includes seven Waldorf Astoria and twelve Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Daniel assumed his current role in April 2016, and reports to Alan Watts, President – Asia Pacific, Hilton.
Daniel’s experience in the hospitality industry spans over twenty-five years and encompasses various roles in the United Kingdom, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and India. Before assuming his current position, Daniel was Vice President of Operations in India for Hilton. During his time in this position, he oversaw 15 trading hotels and resorts in the region as well as the numerous projects in the active pre-opening stage. He was also the local representative director for Hilton Management Services Pvt. Ltd and led the operation through a period of growth, with a multi-brand and multiple-partner strategy.
Before taking charge of India in December 2013, as General Manager, Daniel was responsible for the overall leadership and asset management of the award-winning Hilton Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Prior to that, Daniel was the pre-opening General Manager for the 506-room year-round mountain resort, Hilton Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan.
Prior to joining Hilton in 2008, Daniel held various positions in general management and Food and Beverage Operations with Carlson Hotels, ParkRoyal Hotels & Resorts; amongst other hospitality and Food and Beverage companies.