Mr. Ecija is a 14 year veteran of Hilton Worldwide and has served in the capacity of General Manager in other Hilton Worldwide properties in Spain and Portugal, including Waldorf Astoria Sevilla and Hilton Madrid Airport Spain. Prior to that, he held several operational roles in Hilton properties in Turkey and Spain.
A graduate of Cornell University and the Commercial Behaviour Programme at the IMD campus in Lausanne, Mr. Ecija has been an Associate Teacher of the Hotel Management Master Degree at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and Instituto Centro de la Educacion at the Universidad Politectica de Madrid, in addition to being honored with the title of 2006 Young Hotel Manager of the Year by the Spanish Hotel Managers Association. Having travelled to Thailand 5 times in the past, he has fallen in love with the country and views the chance of working here as accomplishing one of his lifelong goals.
“It’s an honor for me to have the opportunity to work in these elegant and interesting properties in a beautiful Bangkok city. With full facilities, graceful services and the uniqueness reflecting its distinctive character through hotel’s design, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok will be one of the best destinations for discerning travelers and corporates to plan for MICE events. At Hilton Sukhumvit and DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit hotels, I will make sure only best experiences delivered to our valued guests.” Mr. David said.
Mr.Ecija takes over from outgoing General Manager Chris Ehmann, who now moves on to the role of General Manager for Kawarau Village in New Zealand, comprising Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau Hotel, as of 1st April, 2014.