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    Michael Shepherd is General Manager, London Hilton on Park Lane -

    a veteran hotelier with more than 30 years of international industry experience, having travelled extensively and managed a number of five star hotels across the world.

    In September 2003 Michael was appointed general manager of the London Hilton on Park Lane, having worked for Hilton for 21 years previously, and most recently, after six years as managing director of the famous London Savoy.

    Since rejoining the company he has overseen several multi million pound refurbishment projects at the London Hilton on Park Lane. These include the 28th floor Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows in 2006, retro chic meeting rooms at Hilton Meetings in 2009 and 6 floors of fully refurbished Executive Rooms and Suites in 2010.

    His efforts have earned the hotel several accolades including being awarded  “Best Business Hotel in the UK 2010”, for the fourth time in the row, by Business Traveller Magazine, and “England’s Leading Business Hotel 2009” by the World Travel Awards.

    During his earlier time at Hilton, Michael opened the Hilton Lesotho, South Africa, as well as managing Hiltons in Istanbul, Corfu, Athens, Nicosia and Cairo and the newly opened Lanham Hilton in London.

    Simon Vincent, Area President for Europe, said: “Michael is an extremely well-known figure within the hotel industry and due to his excellent experience; he is a most valuable asset to Hilton UK & Ireland’s senior management team.”

    Michael has been recognized for his achievements and holds the prestigious position of ‘Fellow’ on with the Institute of Hospitality, as well as a Master Inn Holder and Freeman of the City of London and also a Freeman of Llantrisant in Wales.

    Michael is a Surrey University honors graduate with a degree in Hotel administration and currently sits on the advisory board at their School of Management.  He currently resides in north London with his wife and their three children.