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185 | Hampton by Hilton Enters Middle East Market with Shruti Gandhi Buckley

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Shruti Gandhi Buckley is global head of Hampton by Hilton. In her role, Buckley is responsible for the overall brand strategy, which includes driving brand growth and development, diversifying and increasing revenue and sustaining customer loyalty. With a deep understanding of the hospitality business, Buckley fosters innovation and success for Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s largest brand, which has more than 2,300 properties globally with 620 on the horizon, marking the largest pipeline in brand history.

In This Episode, Shruti Reveals …

  • The vision behind Hilton’s expansion into the Middle East, and why they chose Dubai as the location for the largest property in their portfolio.
  • The property itself, and as you heard in the opening soundbite, they paid attention to every detail.
  • The market in Dubai, and the kind of travelers they expect this property will attract.
  • They have a female GM – Nayla Chowdhury – at the helm of the new Dubai property, and Shruti gives advice to women looking to succeed in the hospitality industry.
  • And, we talk about what’s next for Hampton by Hilton.

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