Talene Lanuza Staab

Brand Leader of Home2 Suites by Hilton

Talene Lanuza Staab

As Brand Leader of Home2 Suites by Hilton, Talene Lanuza Staab serves as the chief strategist for one of the fastest growing brands in Hilton’s history, which also boasts the largest U.S. development pipeline 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 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 launch the Canopy by Hilton brand and had extensive experience on the Embassy Suites brand team.

A seasoned hospitality leader with more than 30 years of experience with Hilton, Staab 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 and holistic 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 is active with American Hotel & Lodging Association’s initiative, ForWard: Advancing Women in Hospitality, and the Women in Hospitality Leadership Alliance, which are dedicated to providing the mentorship, education, and tools to help women advance and succeed in hospitality.

Staab holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband Tony, daughter Arika, and son Anthony.