Industry Update
Appointment15 April 2019

Yoji Ishii

Promoted VP of Asia sales.
At Hilton in McLean - VA, USA

 Yoji Ishii

Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE: HGV) announces the promotion of Yoji Ishii to vice president of Asia sales. In his expanded role, Ishii will be responsible for developing and executing sales strategies in Asia.

In his previous role as senior director of Japan sales, Ishii helped HGV expand its vacation galleries from six to 11 locations throughout Japan, allowing the company to introduce more potential owners to a vacation ownership lifestyle.

Ishii has more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry in Japan and abroad. He joined HGV in 2008 as a sales executive and developed his career by taking on increasingly progressive roles in the organization. Under Ishii's leadership, the Japan sales team has been selected as a 2019 ARDA award finalists in two categories for delivering outstanding customer experience. Prior to HGV, Ishii held management roles in the travel industry in Japan and Australia.

Ishii graduated from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Since its entry into Asia market in 2003, HGV has expanded its presence in response to an increasing interest in a new vacation lifestyle. HGV continues to expand its footprint in the Asia market and currently has more than 61,000 club members in Japan. HGV opened its first property - The Bay Forest Odawara by Hilton Club - in Japan in April 2018 and plans to open its second Japan property in Sesokojima in 2021. HGV operates 11 vacation galleries and more than 40 marketing desks throughout Japan, offering customers opportunities to learn about high-quality vacation ownership experiences.

Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history.
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