Hilton Hotels Corporation Names Daniel Hughes Senior Vice President - Mexico, The Caribbean and Latin America

Hilton Appoints 20-Year Company Veteran to SVP Position

Beverly Hills, CA, September 15, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Hilton Hotels Corporation announces that Daniel Hughes has been promoted to senior vice president, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America. In this role, Hughes will form part of the company's senior operating team for Hilton's full-service hotels: Hilton(R), Conrad(R) Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(R) and will support the company's focus on growth in the region and quality in operations.

Joseph Berger, area president, Americas, for Hilton Hotels Corporation, commented, "I am delighted with the appointment of Danny Hughes as a senior operating officer within our Americas organizational structure. Danny is a respected industry professional with more than two decades of experience and I am confident that he will play an integral role in furthering our expansion plans and solidifying Hilton's position as an unparalleled industry leader in the hospitality sector."

Hughes will run a portfolio of all Hilton Hotels Corporation managed properties from Mexico and the Caribbean down to Argentina. In addition, he will be the face of Hilton in the regions working to cement the company's presence in key markets, while overseeing the current pipeline including, among others, upcoming new full-service hotels in Iguazu Falls and Ushuaia, Argentina; Bimini Bay, The Bahamas; Bogota, Colombia.

A 20-year Hilton Family veteran, Hughes most recently acted as area vice president, Caribbean, Central America, and Cancun, holding operational responsibility for 14 Hilton Family of Brands hotels throughout the region. He served as the architect of the region's ambitious expansion plans and has played a key role in its impressive growth, contributing to an array of success stories from new hotel openings to major makeover campaigns. In addition to his work with the Caribbean, Central America, and Cancun properties, he looked after operations at the Conrad Miami and Hilton Miami Airport.

Prior to this, Hughes has held several management positions across the globe, serving in roles such as vice president of sales and marketing, regional general manager, general manager, director of food and beverage, and director of sales.

Daniel Hughes is available for interviews. Hi-resolution image is available upon request.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 135,000 team members worldwide. The More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America withcompany owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R) Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations(TM), Homewood Suites by Hilton(R) and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(R).The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton's philosophy that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable(R). The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity. For more information about their company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com, and to learn more about their be hospitable philosophy, please visit www.behospitable.com.www.hilton.com

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