Joseph Zitnik has been appointed by Hilton as Area General Manager of the Greater Shenzhen Area, effective from February 2020. Joseph Zitnik will oversee a portfolio of 14 Hilton brand hotels including being General Manager at Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center. Joseph Zitnik will report directly to John Burger, VP Operations South Greater China and Mongolia.
John Burger said: “Joseph Zitnik has a wealth of experience in hotel management, having previously led hotels in the Shanghai area to optimal financial performance. With this appointment, he will be able to deliver even better results for hotels in the greater Shenzhen area and open two highly anticipated new Hilton hotels in Shenzhen.”
Joseph Zitnik has many years of hotel management experience in Asia Pacific and China. He joined Hilton Hotels & Resorts in 2012 and was most recently Area General Manager for the Shanghai area. Before joining Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Joseph Zitnik has held General Manager and senior management positions at InterContinental Hotels Group, Banyan Tree Resorts Group and Hyatt Hotels. Joseph Zitnik was also previously Vice President of Operations at OCT International Hotel Management Company.
Joseph Zitnik is from the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Honors degree in Communications from the University of Hawaii. He has worked in Asia Pacific including Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia Guam and China.
Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center offers 325 deluxe and comfortable guestrooms and suites, with spectacular harbor views or stunning city views. The hotel features 2,200m2 of versatile meeting and banquet facilities, including a 1,350m2 pillar-free grand ballroom with 9m ceiling height, 4D holographic projection & vehicle Lift. 4 distinct outlets ensure you a pleasant dining experience. The hotel has various recreational facilities inclusive of 24-hour fitness center, indoor & outdoor swimming pool, and executive lounge.
Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center has 407 modern and comfortable guestrooms and suites, 5 dynamic function rooms provide optimum flexibility for various of medium or small scaled events. The all-day-dining restaurant and lobby lounge provides delicious and value priced food & beverages. The hotel is well equipped with facilities and amenities including fitness center, 24-hour self-service laundry service and the pavilion pantry shop.
Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center are located in the exhibition new city area of Bao’an district, Shenzhen, close to Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, the largest comprehensive convention and exhibition center in the Asia Pacific, within walking distance. Both hotels offer Hilton Honors, offering instant discounts to members who book directly through Hilton’s official channels, including flexible payment options that allow members to combine Hilton Honor points and cash to book and pay for accommodations, plus free exclusive access to standard Wi-Fi and exclusive membership discounts.
Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center and Hilton Garden Inn Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center are scheduled to open at the end of 2020.