Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street welcomes three new faces to senior team

Kruno Velican joins as director of operations at Hilton, Little Queen St, Melbourne.

Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street has announced three senior appointments ahead of its planned opening in the first quarter of 2021.

Kruno Velican joins as director of operations, Dean Easton as commercial director and Taronish Pardiwalla as director of human resources.

Velican first joined Hilton in 2015 as executive chef at Hilton Sydney, and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel’s operations, including front office, food and beverage, kitchen, housekeeping, engineering and security.

Easton most recently worked in corporate travel management companies Carlson Wagonlit Travel, FCM Travel Solutions, and Corporate Travel Connections, while Pardiwalla was most recently human resources manager at Hilton Sydney.

“With the opening date swiftly approaching we are delighted to have an incredibly talented and experienced leadership team in place,” said Adrian Teh, cluster general manager Hilton Melbourne Little Queen Street.

“We look forward to them joining us in our pre-opening office, and seeing them bring the Hilton experience to life for our guests.”