Contributor Profile

Simon Vincent OBE

Job TitleExecutive Vice President & President EMEA

Company NameHilton


Simon Vincent is President EMEA for Hilton. Based in London, Vincent is responsible for 516 hotels across ten brands with nearly 70,000 team members in 66 countries and territories.

Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 300 hotels and spearheaded growth in the multi-brand proposition. In EMEA, along with core brand Hilton this includes LXR Hotels and Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Motto by Hilton.

A 21-year veteran of the leisure and travel industry, Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency. He also spent 13 years at the Thomas Cook Group, latterly as Chief Operating Officer of the UK Travel Division.  

Vincent has extensive international experience having held a number of pan-European roles and has also worked in North America and Japan. He spent the early part of his career in International Banking with HSBC. 

He sits on Hilton’s global executive committee, represents the company as co-Chair of the UK Tourism Council and is a member of the governing council for the International Tourism Partnership. 

Vincent is also a non-executive director at iconic London retailer Fortnum & Mason and a Trustee of the Jigsaw School, an independent day school for children on the autistic spectrum. 

In January 2015, he received an OBE for his services to the hospitality and tourism industries, having been recognized in the New Year Honours List.

Conference Sessions

  • Meet The Travel Leaders: Simon Vincent OBE, Hilton

    Monday16:00 - 17:004 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    Hilton is celebrating its 100th birthday and is a strong player in global markets. Middle East & Africa are developing & growing markets and Europe has been lea...

    • Language: English