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Hilton Announces New Leader for Americas Region


Danny Hughes to Oversee Hilton's Americas Growth Strategy as New Area

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
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