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Mona Ingram Named as Director of Sales and Marketing
for the Hilton Orlando in Florida


Orlando, Fla. – August 14, 2012
– Hilton Orlando is proud to announce the appointment of Mona Ingram as director of sales and marketing. Effective today, August 13, Ingram will lead the hotel’s award-winning team of sales and marketing professionals with her more than 25 years of hospitality experience.

“We are delighted to have Mona join our team,” said Doug Gehret, general manager, Hilton Orlando. “Her outstanding hotel leadership experience, and vast sales, marketing and business development skills, will be instrumental to the future of Hilton Orlando.”

Prior to joining Hilton, Ingram was vice president of Colorado-based Sceptre Hospitality Resources, where she was responsible for managing the migration of more than 600 properties into new central reservation systems with short lead time and resources. Ingram has also served as the regional director at Pegasus Solutions Inc. where she managed a team of nine sales and account managers, and has held various sales and marketing management positions for some of the world's leading luxury hotels, including Four Seasons, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Adam’s Mark Hotels.

Ingram earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from the University of Singapore.

Since opening in September 2009, Hilton Orlando has quickly gained a reputation for giving Central Florida’s convention center hotel industry a fresh, new look. Moving away from traditional, corporate-driven accommodations, the award-winning hotel’s contemporary design, resort-style leisure amenities and family-focused activities – paired with approximately 175,000 square feet of meeting space and its close proximity to the convention center – has created a unique fusion that attracts both business travelers and vacationers alike. Ingram will be responsible for identifying innovative opportunities that continue to expand upon this image as the resort enters its third year of business.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 550 properties in 80 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltonhotels, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a 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 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 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:

Lara Blosser
For Hilton Orlando
+1 407 377 6651
Lara.blosser@edelman.com

Lisa Cole
Hilton Worldwide
+1 305 866 3646
Lisa.cole@hilton.com



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