by By Michael J. Shapiro | September 23, 2009

Hilton Hotels Corp. announced Tuesday that John T. A. Vanderslice has been named Hilton's new global head of luxury and lifestyle brands. Vanderslice was most recently the CEO of Miraval Spa in Tuscon, Ariz. He replaces Ross Klein, who held the same title before being placed on administrative leave last spring. Klein and Amar Lalvani, the global head of luxury and lifestyle brand development, were placed on leave after being accused of stealing trade secrets in a lawsuit filed by their previous employer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts.