Howard Lewis was the latest appointment, arriving as director of operations for the hotel – one of London’s largest conference hotels – and Lewis will assist the general manager with the day-to-day running of the hotel.
Jackie Boughton joins the hotel as director of sales and Paul Weild arrives as MICE sales manager to strengthen the hotel’s highly regarded conference, meeting and events team with both bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new positions.
Lewis previously worked as general manager at two Hilton properties since 2006 and his arrival has come at a testing time, with the hotel’s lobby undergoing a renovation, which is due to be finished in spring 2013.
New director of sales, Jackie Boughton, was formerly the head of sales at Wembley Stadium and oversaw the launch and growth of the arena in the five years since its completion and she has 35 years’ experience behind her.
During her career Boughton has been shortlisted for Conference and Incentive Travel’s top ‘Power 50’ list. She also has an active role within the West London Business Chamber of Commerce as a board member, as well as a number of other industry consortiums.
Paul Weild brings over eight years of corporate sales practice to his new MICE sales manager role, having previously worked for Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Hotel du Vin, Sodexo Prestige and Holiday Inn Hotels.
Weild’s extensive knowledge of sales and marketing in meetings and events, places him in an excellent position to expand upon Hilton London Metropole’s well-known conference and events offerings.
Avner On, general manager, Hilton London Metropole, said: “I am thrilled to welcome both Jackie Boughton and Paul Weild to our sales team. They have been brought on together to strengthen and revitalise the hotel’s strategy of providing a higher level of service to the MICE market.”
The hotel itself has recently undergone a £750,000 refurbishment of the hotel’s meeting facilities and, adding to its two 1,600 capacity conference rooms, the new appointments arrive to help cement its status as one of the best conference hotels in the capital.
Image: Howard Lewis, director of operations at London Hilton Metropole.