As Vice President & Global Head, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Talene Lanuza Staab serves as the chief strategist for one of the fastest growing brands in the industry. In her role, she is responsible for driving global growth, guest loyalty, overall performance and brand culture.
Prior to this role, Staab served as Global Head of Tru by Hilton, growing the new brand to over 220 hotels in five years. She also served as the Vice President, Owner Experience & Engagement, overseeing the team responsible for advancing overall owner value and satisfaction, and building a best-in-class experience for Hilton’s owner community. Staab helped to launch the Canopy by Hilton brand and had extensive experience on the Embassy Suites brand team.
Staab, a seasoned hospitality leader with more than 25 years of experience with Hilton, started her career at Hilton as the group sales manager for Embassy Suites San Diego - La Jolla before becoming the director of sales for the hotel. Throughout her tenure at Hilton, she has worked across various teams and brands, providing her with a unique understanding of the hospitality industry.
Staab credits her passion for hospitality to her parents’ restaurant in Boston, where everyone became a "regular" and home cooking was the specialty.
Staab currently sits on the board of directors for the Castell Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing hospitality companies tools and support to accelerate the development of their high-potential women. Staab holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. She now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband Tony, daughter Arika, son Anthony and Cairn Terrier Stewie.