Shawn McAteer is the senior vice president and global head for DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. As the global head of DoubleTree, McAteer is responsible for the strategic direction, vision and performance of this fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 640 upscale hotels in 50 countries across six continents. As the global head for Hilton Grand Vacations, McAteer is responsible for the strategic partnership and ensuring mutual success between both companies.
McAteer has followed in his father's footsteps to pursue a career in the hotel business. He has been with Hilton for more than 30 years, most recently serving as vice president, global brand management for Hilton's Full-Service Brand category, which includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Signia by Hilton. Previously, McAteer was the vice president supporting DoubleTree by Hilton and, before that, Embassy Suites by Hilton. In those roles, he was responsible for each brand's hotel performance support teams in sales and operations and worked with revenue management teams to ensure hotels were correctly priced and appropriately positioned.
Along with these critical functions, McAteer also provided strategic direction to several groups, including new product and service development, training, brand sales and distribution and new hotel openings. During his time with DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton, he helped grow guest loyalty and market share to some of the highest points in the history of the brands.
Prior to moving into corporate brand management, McAteer worked in both operations and revenue management positions at the property level for Hilton Hotels & Resorts for more than 10 years. McAteer graduated with a degree in hospitality administration from Florida State University. Outside of the office, McAteer can be found watching college football, spending time with his wife and dog, golfing and traveling.