Vice President, Development, Central & 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 more than 2,345 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 January 2017, Marybelle assumed responsibility for the wider Central & Eastern European region. Recent additions to Hilton’s portfolio include Hilton Belgrade and Hilton Lake Como.