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Henry Perez, RRP, Named General Manager of
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Hilton Hawaiian Village



HONOLULU--May 12, 2010--Henry Perez, RRP has been named general manager of the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. He will oversee the resort operations of the 656 Hilton Grand Vacations units in the Lagoon, Kalia and Grand Waikikian towers.

“Henry’s expertise will be instrumental in maintaining the high service standards and operational expectations for the Hilton Grand Vacations presence at Hilton Hawaiian Village,” said Jerry Gibson, area vice president, Hilton Worldwide. “I am confident that Henry will also lead us in our commitment to further enhance the Club vacation experience through continued resort improvements within the 22-acre beachfront resort.”

Perez, a veteran hospitality executive, brings more than 20 years of experience in hotel and timeshare management to Hilton Grand Vacations.

Most recently, Perez served as area general manager for Aqua Hotels, overseeing hotels in Waikiki and Maui. Prior to Aqua, Perez was hotel manager of the Outrigger Guam Resort. He also served as executive vice president/chief operating officer and general manager of the Lawai Beach Resort on Kauai and has held executive positions at Embassy Suites, Marriott, Omni, Intercontinental and Crown Sterling properties in California, Hawaii and Florida.

In 2001, when he served as general manager at the timeshare development, Lawai Beach Resort, Perez earned the American Resort Development Association's Registered Resort Professional (RRP) designation.

Perez is a graduate of Miami Dade College with a degree in Hotel Management. He is also a graduate of the Embassy Suites and Marriott Hotels General Management training programs. A native of Miami, Florida, Perez has resided in Hawaii since 1993. He is married to Simone and has three sons.

About Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC is a division of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select premier destinations. The company also operates two innovative club membership programs, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club® providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services for more than 150,000 Club Members.

For more information, please visit www.hiltongrandvacations.com and www.hiltonworldwide.com.

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Contact:

Hilton Hawaii
Cynthia Rankin
Regional Director of Public Relations
808-947-7817
cynthia.rankin@hilton.com

 

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