Sean Wooden was appointed vice president of Brand Management - Asia Pacific at Hilton in October 2014. He is responsible for overseeing brand management and brand performance support across Hilton's portfolio of full service brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy by Hilton and Curio Collection by Hilton, in 18 countries across Asia Pacific, spanning from India to French Polynesia and covering key strategic markets such as China, Japan and Australia.
In this role, Sean leads an international brand performance support team in growing relationships with owner and management company representatives to develop and implement successful and measurable programs aimed at driving revenue, loyalty, culture and quality control as the brands continue to expand rapidly in the region.
Sean started his career at Hilton Worldwide as a head chef at Hilton Portsmouth in the United Kingdom in 1990. He subsequently held a number of senior management roles including director of business development, hotel manager and general manager at a number of Hilton properties in Europe including Hilton Southampton, Hilton Basingstoke, Hilton St Anne's Manor and Brighton Metropole Hilton. Sean was most recently senior director of Brand Performance Support for the Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton brand portfolios across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Sean holds a diploma in Catering and Hospitality from Highbury Tec Cosham Portsmouth and has undertaken extensive senior leadership development programs within Hilton Worldwide.
In his free time, Sean enjoys fishing for carp, riding and customizing lambrettas, playing football and spending time with his family.