Hughes to oversee Hilton’s Americas growth strategy as new area president
Hilton appointed Danny Hughes as executive vice president and president, Americas, it announced August 23. Effective September 4, Hughes will oversee Hilton’s interests across North, Central, and South America with a focus on enhancing the managed portfolio.
“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 CEO, 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 Hilton’s diverse ownership groups, he was responsible for expanding 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 CEO, Christopher J. Nassetta, and will remain based at the company’s global headquarters in McLean, Virginia.
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