SHANGHAI–April 28, 2011–Hilton Worldwide today announced that during the China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) held in Shanghai, Christopher J. Nassetta, president & CEO, was honored as “International Hotelier of the Year”. The honor was bestowed upon Nassetta for his outstanding contributions to the international hospitality industry.
“This prestigious award recognizes truly outstanding industry leadership, and I would like to thank Chris for his significant contributions to the industry in China and beyond, and congratulate him on this achievement,” said Steve Rushmore, president & founder of HVS, which organizes the CHIC conference and manages the award nominations through the CHIC Advisory Board.
The CHIC Awards recognize industry leaders, rising talent and hotels setting high benchmarks. They acknowledge outstanding hotel developments, best practices, industry talent, and contributions to the growth of the industry in China.
HVS is the world’s leading consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. With their successful experience in organizing the China Hotel Investment Summits 2005 to 2009, HVS launched the revised edition of the China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) in 2010.
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 92 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 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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 www.hiltonworldwide.com.