Mike Collini

Vice President Development, Turkey
Mike Collini was appointed Vice President of Development in Northern Europe for Hilton Worldwide in June 2006.
Based in London, Collini is responsible for driving Hilton Worldwide’s development activity in Russia, CIS, Eastern Europe and Turkey.  His priority lies with the implementation of Hilton Worldwide’s ambitious expansion strategy with a focus on rolling out new brands such as Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Doubletree by Hilton, throughout the Northern Europe region.
Over the past six years Collini has been responsible for launching Hilton Worldwide’s presence in a number of new markets, including the debut of the Doubletree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands in Turkey and Russia as well as the signing of new Hilton hotels, paving the entrance for Hilton Worldwide into Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Georgia. He now leads a development team of six full-time development professionals.
Under his leadership he has successfully delivered a number of strategic development alliances in emerging markets like Turkey and Russia where the company now enjoys the largest development pipeline of any global hotel chain. 
During a Hilton Worldwide career spanning fourteen years Collini has held a number of positions within the company, from overseeing major capital expenditure projects to asset management, acquisitions, disposals and technical support.
Collini has a Master’s degree in Property Business and Management from Birmingham City University, a BSc Degree (Hons.) in Quantity Surveying from University or Reading, and is also a trained Chartered Quantity Surveyor. A father of three children, he enjoys mountain hiking, skiing, rugby and football.
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