Vice President, Development, Central and Eastern Europe
Marybelle Arnett is responsible for the development of Hilton’s brands in Central & Eastern Europe. Bringing more than 30 years’ hospitality experience gained in international roles, Marybelle works closely with owners and investors to bring new properties to the region.
Having joined Hilton in 1999 during the acquisition of Promus Hotel Corporation, Marybelle rose to Vice President & Managing Director, Franchise Development, and was tasked with growing Hilton brands across 16 US states. She played a key role in the launch and growth of the Hampton by Hilton brand in the US, which now totals 2,500 hotels globally.
In 2010 Marybelle joined Hilton’s Europe & Africa (E&A) development team. She was instrumental in the establishment and rapid expansion of Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in the region, and later broadened her scope to add full service brands in Southern and Central Europe.
In June 2015, Marybelle assumed responsibility for the wider Central & Eastern European region. Recent openings to Hilton’s portfolio include Hilton Garden Inns at Bucharest Airport, Zagreb, Vilnius City Centre, Riga Old Town and Budapest City Centre. Upcoming additions are planned with the Hilton Dushanbe, Hilton Swinoujscie, Hampton by Hilton Vienna Messe and the Doubletree by Hilton Rome Monti.
Marybelle graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree. Marybelle is an outdoor enthusiast and a passionate fan of sports.
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