MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 23, 2018--Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the appointment of Danny Hughes as Executive Vice President and President, Americas. Effective September 4, Hughes will oversee Hilton’s interests across North, Central and South America with a focus on enhancing the managed portfolio.

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“Danny is a 30-year Hilton and hospitality industry veteran with professional expertise developed in property, operations, and commercial leadership roles,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hilton. “He is a shrewd commercial leader and a consistent advocate for our guests, Team Members, and owners. Danny’s successful track record of finding and capturing growth opportunities is a key reason for his elevation to the region’s lead role.”

Since 2014, Hughes has led Hilton’s Revenue Management and Sales team as Senior Vice President and Commercial Director in the Americas. In this regional role, he led more than 4,000 Team Members delivering growth for Hilton’s portfolio of 14 industry-leading brands. He was central to strengthening the company’s revenue and distribution strategies, while focusing on creating outstanding experiences for guests. Hughes previously served as Senior Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean, where in partnership with our diverse ownership groups, he was responsible for expanding our portfolio from one brand (Hilton Hotels & Resorts) to nine brands across 25 countries and territories.

"I am honored to join the Executive Committee of the world’s most hospitable company,” said Hughes. “Ours is a diverse region with hotel opportunities across both established and developing travel markets. I will be focused on maintaining our position as one of the world’s best workplaces, and on being the first hospitality choice for our guests.”

Hughes will report to Hilton’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher J. Nassetta, and will remain based at the company’s global headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

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