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Hilton Names Paul Ades Senior Vice President of Labor Relations



MCLEAN, Va.- August 28, 2009 - Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that Paul Ades has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Labor Relations. Ades reports to Richard Lucas, Hilton Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this new role, Ades will be responsible for overseeing labor relations for the global company.

Ades has more than fifteen years of experience in labor relations, including ten years specifically for hospitality companies. He most recently served as General Counsel for Labor and Employment for MGM Mirage, which has approximately 55,000 employees. Previously, Ades held the position of Associate General Counsel at Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and Caesars Entertainment, Inc.

Prior to joining Caesars, Ades worked for the National Labor Relations Board’s Enforcement Division in Washington D.C. as a trial attorney as well as for Steptoe and Johnson.

“We are excited to welcome Paul to our team. His knowledge and experience in labor relations will be a great benefit to Hilton,” stated Lucas. “We strive to have a healthy and positive relationship with the unions around the globe who represent our team members, and I know that Paul shares that view.”

Ades is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College. In 2009, Ades was selected as the top in-house counsel and one the of top ten Las Vegas business lawyers by the Las Vegas Business Press.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, based in McLean, VA, with more than 3,300 hotels and 550,000 rooms in 77 countries and more than 130,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria and the Waldorf Astoria Collection, as well as the recently launched Home2 Suites by Hilton. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the
2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team.

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®. 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 the company, please visit www.hiltonfamily.com.

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Contact:

Hilton Hotels Corporation
Kate Mikesell
703-883-5806
Katherine.Mikesell@Hilton.com

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Also See: Robert Webb Joins Hilton Hotels Corporation as Chief Information Officer / July 2009

HTNG Announces Leadership Succession: CIO's from Three Major Hotel Groups Take On New Roles / February 2009
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