CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
RADISSON HOSPITALITY, INC.
John Kidd is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Radisson Hospitality, Inc. based in Minnesota. Kidd is responsible for the corporate offices and hotels in the Radisson Hotel Group portfolio throughout the Americas and Asia Pacific.
Kidd is a member of the Radisson Hospitality, Inc. Board of Directors and sits on the Global Steering Committee for Radisson Hotel Group, chaired by Federico González, President and Chief Executive Officer of Radisson Hospitality AB, based in Brussels, Belgium.
Kidd has more than 40 years of hospitality industry experience, with significant expertise operating and managing hotels worldwide. He most recently served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of HNA Hospitality Group, where he was responsible for providing daily oversight and contributing to the long-term strategic direction of the company.
Prior tojoining HNA Hospitality Group, Kiddwas with Hilton Worldwide for more than 20 years in Indonesia, Korea, Guam, Thailand, and China. He has also worked for Westin, Southern Suns Hotels, and Holiday Inns in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Kidd holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors in Business Economics from the University of South Africa, and a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.