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Hilton Worldwide Names Miguel Eugéne as Cluster General Manager
of Two Hotels in Costa Rica

Responsible for the 202-room Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa
and the 169-room Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport

MCLEAN, Va. – March 1, 2013
– Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Miguel Eugéne as cluster general manager of two hotels in Costa Rica:  the 202-room all-inclusive Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa and the 169-room Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport.

With 25 years in the hospitality industry, Eugéne joins Hilton Worldwide from Meliá Hotels International where he served as resident manager – director of operations of the Gran Meliá Cancún.  Prior to this role, Eugéne acted as director of operations for Park Royal Hotels & Resorts leading the operation of eight resorts.  He has also held general manager positions with Occidental Hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, as well as management roles at several hotels in Europe.

Eugéne brings extensive operations experience having managed a number of hotel openings and renovations.  Additionally, he is skilled in crisis management after leading the reopening plan of a property impacted by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

He holds a post graduate degree in hotel accounting from Asociación Andaluza de Empresarios in Sevilla, Spain and a hospitality degree from Hotel School University in Madrid, Spain.  Eugéne is trilingual speaking fluent Spanish, English and French.

For information about Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa and Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport visit www.hilton.com and www.hgi.com respectively.

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 90 countries and territories 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.

Contact:

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

Lindsay Smith 
M Silver - A Finn Partners Division
+1 954 765 3636
lindsay.smith@finnpartners.com



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