Alan Watts

President, Asia Pacific
Alan Watts is President, Asia Pacific, Hilton. He oversees more than 1,500 hotels in the company’s trading and pipeline estate, across 12 brands currently deployed in the region.

Since joining Hilton in January 2018, Alan has led the company to maintain its lead as the fastest-growing hotel company in Asia Pacific. Today, 1 in 4 hotel rooms under construction bears a Hilton flag and the company is on target to exceed 1,000 trading hotels by 2025. Under Alan’s leadership, Hilton opened its largest property in Asia Pacific, launched its 700th hotel, and surpassed 150,000 rooms.

This growth trajectory is bolstered by recent landmark signings that will debut the iconic Waldorf Astoria brand in Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Australia, and India, as well as the successful expansion of the award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand under both management and franchised agreements across the region.

Hilton is an engine of opportunity for its 61,000 Team Members across Asia Pacific. As a testament to its unique culture, Hilton has ranked as the #1 hospitality company to work for in Great Place to Work®’s “Best Workplaces in Asia™” list for the 7th year running.