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BIRMINGHAM, AL – December 4, 2018 -- Hilton (NYSE:HLT) announced today the appointment of Jose M. Pereira as General Manager of Embassy Suites Birmingham Alabama, effective immediately.  Pereira will lead the team of the 242-two room suites hotel located in a quiet and upscale area near the Birmingham Zoo and downtown Birmingham. The hotel offers 5,100 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space, a fitness center, fully equipped with cardio machines and weights and a heated indoor swimming pool.  

Pereira joins Hilton from Westin Hotels where he was the director of operations for the 294-room hotel in the area, increasing ADR and REVPAR over 10% in the past two years. An effective and motivating leader, he is black belt certified in Six Sigma training, an improvement methodology for performance and increased customer satisfactions through defect reduction.

Coming up through the ranks of banquets and food and beverage, Pereira has worked in various hospitality management positions in Orlando, Miami and New Orleans effectively leading and motivating his teams to ensure financial success while improving guest and team member satisfaction. During his tenure as director of banquet operations at the one million square foot Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, he seamlessly orchestrated a dinner for 15,000 people.   

Pereira has been and will continue to be active in the local business community and civic organizations, including the Central Alabama Hospitality, Attraction & Business Association, and the Lawson State Community College Culinary Program Advisory Council.

Pereira attended Liceu Camoes and Universidade Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal.  He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and conversational French.  

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

Contact: Lisa Cole

lisa.cole@hilton.com / +1 786 866 7206

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