Published on : Thursday, May 6, 2021
Clarence Tan has been appointed as the Senior Vice President, Development at Hilton Asia Pacific. Tan comes with more than 20 years’ experience, and joins Hilton from international hotel management and development company Valor Hospitality, where he served as the principal and corporate advisor.
Prior to this, 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, leading all aspects of planning, design and development.
As a part of the new role, Clarence will lead the company’s development strategy in the region, deploying Hilton’s brands across Asia Pacific and continuing to deliver best in class financial returns for owners. Across his career he has built a reputation of bringing new brands to market, bringing to life some of Asia Pacific’s most iconic and successful hotels, and establishing strong relationships with the owner and investment community.
Born in Singapore, 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.