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CHICAGO - November 19, 2015 Conrad Hotels & Resorts today announced that Kelly Vohs has been appointed as general manager of Conrad Chicago, a stylish and sophisticated upscale hotel opening in spring 2016 along the city’s Magnificent Mile.

In his new position, Vohs is directing all activities for the 289-room, 20-story hotel to create an entirely new and highly personalized guest experience for global business and leisure travelers. Additionally, Vohs will draw upon his personal and professional experience to build and maintain a best-place-to-work culture among Team Members at all levels.

“I am fortunate to be working with Laurence Geller to bring to life a highly personalized luxury experience that enables guests to enjoy all of the dynamic attractions and adventures in this incredible city of Chicago,” said Vohs. “I thoroughly enjoy working with our team and I am deeply grateful for the warm welcome I have received from our business partners and the local community.”

Vohs joined Hilton Worldwide in 2013 as the general manager of the 1,047-room Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. His impressive hospitality background also brings solid experience in restaurants, as he previously held the position of vice president of operations for BR Guest Hospitality, a restaurant group with locations throughout the U.S. During his seven years at The Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Vohs served as the general manager of L’Escalier and under his leadership, the restaurant was awarded a Five Diamond Award from AAA. Vohs took a break from his hospitality career in 2003 to serve eight years in the U.S. Army where he was awarded the Green Beret. He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwood University.

Conrad Chicago will offer the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during, and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it's pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.

Conrad Chicago will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through www.conradhotels.com have access to benefits including digital check-in, choose your room, and complimentary Wi-Fi at over 20 Conrad hotels worldwide.

To learn more about or connect with Conrad Chicago, please visit http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/future-openings/chicago.html or call +1 312 663 6516. For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit http://news.conradhotels.com

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect. A global luxury brand consisting of 23 properties across five continents, Conrad connects guests to people and places around the corner or halfway around the world. Intuitive service is delivered with the Conrad Concierge mobile app that puts all hotel services and amenities at the guest’s fingertips. Conrad is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or www.conradhotels.com/offers. Learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.conradhotels.com.

Contact: Yael Baker

yael.baker@finnpartners.com / +1 212 715 1600

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,500 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 745,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information.

Contact: Robert Allegrini

robert.allegrini@hilton.com / +1 312 663-6516

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