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 Hilton Hotels Corporation Makes Five Executive Management Changes
Thomas L. Keltner Appointed EVP, Hilton Hotels Corporation
and CEO – Americas and Global Brands
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) today announced the following appointments and executive management changes. Effective March 1, 2007, the following executives will report directly to Matthew J. Hart, President and Chief Operating Officer: 
  • Thomas L. Keltner assumes the title of Executive Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Chief Executive Officer – Americas and Global Brands. In this role, he will have operational responsibility for The Americas, in addition to overseeing the global Hilton Family of Brands. Mr. Keltner had been President – Brand Performance and Franchise Development Group. 
  • Ian R. Carter remains Executive Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Chief Executive Officer – Hilton International, with responsibility for hotel operations outside The Americas. 
  • James T. “Tim” Harvey assumes the title of Executive Vice President – Global Distribution Services and Chief Information Officer, overseeing the company’s distribution activities in addition to its technology programs. Mr. Harvey had been Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. 
  • Antoine Dagot is promoted to Executive Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation in addition to his existing position as President and Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Grand Vacations Company, the company’s timeshare business. 
  • Molly McKenzie-Swarts is promoted to Executive Vice President – Human Resources, Diversity and Administration. Ms. McKenzie-Swarts had been Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Administration. 
“These are truly exciting times for our company, and it is our management strength that will help us continue enhancing our position as the worldwide lodging industry leader,” Mr. Hart said. “This is a talented and experienced team of executives, and they in turn lead a group of dedicated professionals that is the best in the industry.” 

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,900 hotels and 500,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 105,000 team members worldwide. 

The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®. 


Hilton Hotels Corporation
Kathy Shepard, VP – Corporate Communications

Also See: The Board of Directors of Hilton Hotels Corporation Approves Several Key Executive Appointments / January 2006
Matthew J. Hart Appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, Hilton Hotels Corporation / May 2004
Integration Process Underway at Hilton and Promus, Initial Executive Appointments Named / Nov 1999

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