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Michael Wilding Appointed as General Manager of the 317-room
DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki in Hawaii

HONOLULU--June 18, 2012 --Michael Wilding has been named general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki. The 317-room, full-service hotel recently underwent a $16 million transformation to its guest rooms, lobby and function space.

Wilding most recently served as resident manager at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. He first started at the flagship property in 2000 as director of front office operations, and was later promoted to executive assistant manager, before being promoted to resident manager in 2007. Wilding began his career with Hilton Hotels in 1989 at the Irvine Hilton & Towers as a food and beverage management trainee. In 1991, he moved to the Hilton Anaheim Hotel & Towers where he was promoted to front office manager of the 1,576-room property. Since then, he has served at two other Hiltons in California, including the Hilton Los Angeles as assistant director of front office operations, and the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, where he was director of front office operations. Throughout his career, Michael has been recognized for his leadership, winning the Hilton Leadership Award twice.

A native of Austria, Michael graduated from the Business College in Feldkirchen and also has a degree in Tourism from the College of Tourism and Hotel Management in Vienna. He and his wife Una are the parents of two sons.

Located at 1956 Ala Moana Blvd., Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel is a newly renovated chic boutique hotel in Honolulu situated at the entrance to world famous Waikiki. Four miles from downtown Honolulu, the business center of Oahu, and a mere five minute stroll to the sands of Waikiki Beach or the world-class Hawaii Convention Center; this Waikiki hotel is the perfect balance between business and leisure. Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel is a pet friendly hotel.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 250 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 60,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is 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 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travellers 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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Contact:

Cynthia Rankin
Hilton Worldwide - Hawaii
+1 808 9477817
cynthia.rankin@hilton.com



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