Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Miguel Eugéne as cluster general manager of two hotels in Costa Rica:  the 202-room all-inclusive Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa and the 169-room Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport.

logo_brand_GIWith 25 years in the hospitality industry, Eugéne joins Hilton Worldwide from Meliá Hotels International where he served as resident manager – director of operations of the Gran Meliá Cancún.  Prior to this role, Eugéne acted as director of operations for Park Royal Hotels & Resorts leading the operation of eight resorts.  He has also held general manager positions with Occidental Hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, as well as management roles at several hotels in Europe.

Eugéne brings extensive operations experience having managed a number of hotel openings and renovations.  Additionally, he is skilled in crisis management after leading the reopening plan of a property impacted by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

He holds a post graduate degree in hotel accounting from Asociación Andaluza de Empresarios in Sevilla, Spain and a hospitality degree from Hotel School University in Madrid, Spain.  Eugéne is trilingual speaking fluent Spanish, English and French.