Speaker Biography

John T.A. Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury and Lifestyle Brands

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    John T. A. Vanderslice serves as the Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands of Hilton Worldwide, which includes Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Vanderslice joined Hilton Worldwide in September 2009 and has an extensive background in international hospitality and packaged goods. He has worked at such notable companies as Club Med and Kraft General Foods.

    Mr. Vanderslice served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Club Med Americas, operator of more than 100 leisure resorts in 30 countries, where he led Club Med's operations in North and South America. He was credited with successfully integrating Club Med's marketing and commercial activities, finance, and operations while repositioning the all-inclusive resorts as upscale destinations.

    Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Vanderslice served as Chief Executive Officer for Miraval Spa, Tucson, Arizona, where he was instrumental in transforming the 13-year-old spa into a top-ranked lifestyle resort and launched the first branded lifestyle real estate concept — Miraval Living in New York.

    Mr. Vanderslice has also held executive positions with Triarc Restaurant Group, Ft. Lauderdale and its subsidiaries, including Arby's and T.J. Cinnamons. Prior to that, he served in a leadership capacity overseeing legacy brands and new product introductions for Kraft General Foods.