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 Hilton Hotels Corporation Names Stefani Strategos VP
of Project Finance; Namit Malhotra VP
of Feasibility and Investment Analysis


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., September 28, 2004 Ė Stefani Strategos has been named vice president of project finance, and Namit Malhotra has been named vice president of feasibility and investment analysis for Hilton Hotels Corporation. Both are based at Hilton Hotels Corporationís Beverly Hills world headquarters, and will report to Jon Benowitz, senior vice president of project finance & investment analysis.

Stefani Strategos joined Hilton Hotels Corporation in 2000 as manager of feasibility & investment analysis, and then became director of project finance & investment analysis in 2002.  She began her career with Wells Fargoís San Diego Regional Commercial Banking Office in the Relationship Manager Development Program in 1992, and became a relationship manager in 1994. She joined the hospitality industry in 1996 with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts as a development/finance intern while working toward her masterís degree, and then became a senior development analyst with Wyndham International/Patriot American Hospitality. 

Strategos received her bachelorís of business administration from the University of San Diego, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and received a masterís of management in hospitality with a concentration in real estate and finance from Cornell Universityís School of Hotel Administration.

Namit Malhotra joined Hilton Hotels Corporation in 2003 as director of feasibility & investment analysis.  He began his career in 1987 working in guest services and audit for the Park Plaza Hotel and Holiday Inn Ė Yale, both in New Haven, Connecticut.
In 1991 he moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and joined the Al Khaleej Palace Hotel, first as room reservations manager and then as sales manager. In 1997, he joined HVS International as an associate, and received promotions to senior associate and vice president.

Malhotra holds a bachelorís of science in hotel, restaurant & tourism from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, where he was on the Deanís List. He has also written several articles appraising the hospitality industry for industry trade publications.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company.  The company develops, owns, manages or franchises 2,200 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. 

Kathy Shepard
  Vice President - Corporate Communications
  Hilton Hotels Corporation
  (310) 205-7676 phone
Also See: Adam Burke Named Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Hilton HHonors Worldwide / Aug 2004
Ronald Y. Kim and Becka Chester Named to Vice President Positions for Hilton Hotels Corporation / September 2004
David Thompson Named Vice President and Controller of Hilton Hotels Corporation / June 2004

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