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Press Release12 August 2009

Hilton Names Aaron Radelet Vice President, Global Communications and Public Relations

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MCLEAN, Va. | Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that Aaron C. Radelet has joined the company as Vice President, Global Communications and Public Relations. Radelet reports to Ellen Gonda, Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Public Relations.


Radelet has extensive experience managing strategic communications initiatives at Fortune 100 companies. At Sprint Nextel, he managed public relations for mobile entertainment applications, including successful announcements with major movie studios, TV networks and music labels. Additionally, Radelet supported communications for the NASCAR Nextel Cup sponsorship and product launches including International Direct Connect in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Peru. At AOL Time Warner, he led initiatives for AOL 8.0, AOL for Mac OS X and other services.

Radelet began his career at Shandwick International with clients that included The White House, GM, Ford and Northwest Airlines. He was also the principal spokesperson for MicroStrategy, a high-profile software developer in the Washington, D.C. region with several international offices.

“I am delighted to welcome Aaron to the team as we settle into our new world headquarters in McLean, Virginia,” said Gonda. “We look forward to tapping Aaron’s expertise to ensure our guests and other key audiences are aware in every way possible of Hilton’s leadership in the hospitality industry.”

Radelet earned his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising/Public Relations from Grand Valley State University.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation | Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, based in McLean, VA, with more than 3,300 hotels and 550,000 rooms in 77 countries and more than 130,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria and the Waldorf Astoria Collection, as well as the recently launched Home2 Suites by Hilton. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the 2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team.

The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity.

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David Trumble (Hilton)
Director of Communications, Western Region
Phone: 602-870-2721
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