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Stephen Cassidy

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, UK & Ireland Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide

Steve Cassidy is Senior Vice President & Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Hilton, and is responsible for the company’s multi-brand portfolio across the British Isles. He joined Hilton’s revenue management team in 2009, moving into hotel operations in September 2011. His remit expanded in 2015 to include all Hilton’s owned and managed properties in UK & Ireland. 

Steve’s current position sees him responsible for the operations of hotels ranging from the luxury Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - the Caledonian and flagship London Hilton on Park Lane to a growing portfolio of value focused Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn properties. In 2016 Steve oversaw the €8m refurbishment of Conrad Dublin, and this year he will welcome Hilton’s first modular built hotel, with the opening of Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport. He has driven the development of Hilton’s management services in the UK & Ireland, innovating and enhancing Hilton’s proposition to owners.
Steve is Chairman of the Hospitality Guild and a Board Director of the British Hospitality Association.

BACKGROUND
Prior to joining Hilton, Steve forged a successful career with British Airways where he spent almost two decades in a number of senior management positions. During his time there, he gained the CIMA qualification after graduating from Edinburgh’s Napier University with a degree in accountancy. 

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP TOPICS
• Hilton’s management proposition in the UK & Ireland
• The UK & Ireland hospitality and travel industry
• Innovation in the hospitality industry
• Leadership in the hospitality industry