Hilton Announces John Lucas As General Manager For Hilton Port Moresby
Hilton Port Moresby to become Hilton’s First Hotel in Papua New Guinea Upon Opening in Q3 2018
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced John Lucas as General Manager for Hilton Port Moresby, the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded property to open in Papua New Guinea.
Hilton will manage the newly built Hilton Port Moresby and the Kutubu Convention Centre as part of the Star Mountain Plaza development, on behalf of Mountain Plaza Ltd (SMPL). The 16-storey, 212-room Hilton hotel will feature five unique food and beverage outlets, including the signature Mumu Restaurant. The Kutubu Convention Centre will feature a banquet hall with a capacity of up to 800 people, six meeting rooms and an outdoor amphitheatre.
John Lucas's career with Hilton has spanned over 30 years, most recently as Area General Manager for Hilton in the Northern Territory, looking after Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs. Across these four properties, John was responsible for 853 guest rooms, eight food and beverage outlets, and significant meeting and event space.
"As a long standing Hilton team member, we are extremely pleased to have John appointed as General Manager for Hilton Port Moresby. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and will lead the team to great success as we expand our portfolio into Papua New Guinea." said Sean Wooden, vice president, operations, Australasia.
Prior to his tenure in the Northern Territory, John was General Manager for Hilton Cairns and DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, and also worked in various business development roles at Hilton properties in Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.
Hilton Port Moresby will comprise of 164 standard rooms of 33 square metres, 46 Executive Suites of 53.5 square metres, and two 117 square-metre Chairman Suites. The complex will include four restaurants and two bars, a business centre, health club, spa and outdoor pool and event spaces as large as 2,800 square metres.
Hilton Port Moresby joins Hilton's 23 trading and 9 pipeline properties in the Australasia region across the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio Collection by Hilton brands.
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