Executive Vice President & President of the Americas, Hilton
Board Member: Corporate
As Executive Vice President & President of the Americas, Danny Hughes oversees Hilton’s interests across North, Central and South America with a focus on enhancing the managed portfolio.
In his previous position, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Director in the Americas, Hughes led more than 4,000 Team Members and drove growth for Hilton’s portfolio of industry-leading brands. He was central to strengthening the company’s revenue and distribution strategies, while focusing on creating outstanding experiences for guests. Hughes also previously served as Senior Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean, where he was responsible for the operations of all Hilton managed properties throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. In this role, Hughes partnered with key ownership groups to grow Hilton’s presence from one brand (Hilton Hotels & Resorts) to nine across the 25 countries and territories in the region.
A 30-year hospitality industry veteran, Hughes also held the role of Area Vice President, Caribbean, Central America, and Cancun and worked in several management positions with Hilton across the globe, serving as vice president of sales and marketing, regional general manager, general manager, director of food and beverage, and director of sales. Hughes received a degree in Hotel and Food Services Management from Bournemouth University in the UK. He currently resides in McLean, Virginia.