Executive Bios - Dino Michael
Dino Michael leads Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts as global brand head, overseeing the strategic growth and positioning for Hilton’s flagship luxury portfolio.
In his role, Michael spearheads Waldorf Astoria’s brand innovation, strategic development and leadership initiatives, building on the continued growth and momentum of the luxury brand. Over the next six years, he will be responsible for integrating 18 pipeline properties into the Waldorf Astoria portfolio, collaborating closely with hotel operation teams, developing brand training and culture and leading global marketing initiatives.
Most recently, he oversaw global brand development as vice president for Hilton’s luxury portfolio to drive expansion of the brands’ international footprint through ensuring the growth of strong relationships between owners, brand and operations.
He previously spearheaded global Food & Beverage operations where he led new initiatives and was responsible for the development of Hilton’s full service and luxury brands’ restaurants and bars. During this time, he and his team developed third party relationships with world-renowned chefs and restaurateurs, growing the luxury groups’ portfolio of successful partners.
Michael brings more than 20 years of experience to the hospitality industry, having held senior positions across several high-profile venues in the United Kingdom including branded operations, hotel groups and fine dining venues. His experience includes working with Accor and Guoman Hotels, along with internationally established brands such as Caprice Holdings, Giraffe Concepts and as an independent consultant for a variety of clients.
Born in Great Britain, Michael holds an LL.B. from The University of Law London Bloomsbury and is married with three children.