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Press Release14 September 2010

Hilton Worldwide Names Director, Corporate Communications, Middle East & Africa

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MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Emma Corcoran, who joins the company as Director, Corporate Communications, Middle East & Africa. In her new role, Corcoran will lead efforts to distinguish Hilton Worldwide as the preeminent global hospitality company throughout the Middle East & Africa region.


Corcoran joins Hilton Worldwide from InterContinental Hotels Group where she most recently served as the Global Communications Director, overseeing worldwide internal communication programs and consumer campaigns. Prior to InterContinental, Corcoran spent five years at Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers. As Head of Communications at Amey, she directed internal communications, marketing, corporate responsibility, sponsorship, events and public affairs.

“Emma brings extensive experience leading impactful internal and external communication programs,” said Ellen D. Gonda, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications. “As our company continues to look for opportunities to expand in the Middle East and Africa and to share our many newsworthy offerings with our guests, Emma will be a strong ambassador of Hilton Worldwide.”

Corcoran received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of York, United Kingdom, where she studied Philosophy and Politics.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit .

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