Hilton has appointed Matt Fry as senior vice president, development in Asia-Pacific (APAC), effective August 6.
Based in Hilton's APAC regional office in Singapore, Fry will over oversee the team responsible for the overall development strategy for APAC. He will report to Ian Carter, president, global development, architecture, design and construction.
Fry was most recently the head of global real estate operations and Americas real estate at WeWork - a company growing rapidly around the world to provide shared workspaces with a strong emphasis on community for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses and large enterprises.
A seasoned professional, Fry brings with him to Hilton over 20 years of experience in the real estate and development industry, with nearly 18 years leading diverse teams at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
He rose through the ranks to senior vice president, global development at Starwood. In his role he oversaw development in Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and was also responsible for global oversight of feasibility and deal approval processes. Fry also spent 10 years based in Singapore leading Starwood's development efforts for Asia Pacific (ex-China).
Fry holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkley and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.