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MCLEAN, Va. – July 9, 2018 - Hilton announced today the appointment of Jorge Giannattasio as senior vice president and head of Caribbean and Latin America operations. In his newly appointed position, Giannattasio will oversee the dynamic region where Hilton currently operates a portfolio of more than 130 hotels.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jorge, who has an impressive track record of working with organizations to maximize growth, customer satisfaction and profitability,” said Joe Berger, executive vice president & president, Americas, Hilton.  “As we continue our aggressive Caribbean and Latin America expansion with more than 80 hotels in the pipeline, Jorge’s proven operational and financial experience make him uniquely qualified for this role and will help us achieve long-term success for our hotels and resorts across the region.”

Giannattasio joins Hilton from SBE Entertainment Group, where he held the role of chief operating officer. His career spans three decades of operations and finance with global organizations, including more than a decade in the hospitality industry with Starwood Hotels & Resorts where, latterly, he served as senior vice president and chief of Latin America operations and global initiatives, overseeing more than 100 hotels, across eight brands in nearly 20 countries.

“I am thrilled to join Hilton at such an exciting time for the company, and contribute to our success in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Giannattasio. “This part of the world is experiencing phenomenal growth and I look forward to working with our teams across the region to further our mission to be the world’s most hospitable company.”

Giannattasio is a graduate of Buenos Aires University and speaks several languages including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

For information about Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

Contact: Karla Visconti

karla.visconti@hilton.com / +1 786-866-7240

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