MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has named Greg Hartmann as senior vice president – luxury, lifestyle, resort and corporate development. He previously led the Strategic Advisory & Asset Management Services Practice as managing director for the Hotels & Hospitality Group in North America for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) for the past six years. Prior to that, Hartmann spent 24 years with HVS as a managing partner and then founded the STR Analytics division of STR. Hartmann will report to Ian Carter, president, global development, architecture, design & construction, Hilton.
"We are extremely excited to have Greg join our team,” said Carter. “He has a deep understanding of the luxury market and extensive experience working with institutional owners and advising them on brand selection. His knowledge of the competitive positioning of all hotel brands, his relationships within the industry and his unique perspective will be a valuable asset to Hilton.”
In his role at JLL, Hartmann led a team responsible for asset managing hotels across the Americas including brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Sheraton, St. Regis, Viceroy and Fairmont.
“I am honored and excited to join Hilton at a very exciting time in the industry,” said Hartmann. “Hilton’s portfolio is the best performing and fastest growing in the business, and I am eager to work with the team to continue expanding the company’s footprint in the luxury and lifestyle segment and strengthening its competitive position around the world,” Hartmann continued.
Hartmann is considered one of the foremost industry experts on hotel development and investment. He has specialized in hotel and real estate counseling, development, feasibility, valuations, asset management, and competitive hotel and corporate analytics, including branded and independent multi-property portfolios ranging from 10 to more than 600 hotel portfolios. He has performed assignments for more than 12,000 hotels, resorts, casinos, conference centers, golf courses, ski resorts and timeshare facilities in all 50 states and throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Hartmann is a graduate of the Cornell Hotel School and holds the designation of MAI from the Appraisal Institute, Certified Hotel Administrator from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Hospitality Asset Management Association (HAMA). He was an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism at the Leeds School of Business. He also sits on several Director and Advisory Boards for profit and non-profit entities.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 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 - A 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.