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Hilton Announces 2022 Americas Development Award Winners

Today, Hilton revealed its 2022 Americas Development Awards which recognize the achievements of owners, development partners, and hotel teams in the Americas across several categories.

These annual awards celebrate the resiliency and commitment of our owners and team members who spread the light and warmth of hospitality. 

“As we continue to expand our portfolio around the world, Hilton’s ownership community is a critical partner in helping us deliver unforgettable stays for every guest, anywhere they want to be, for any stay occasion,” said Kevin Jacobs, chief financial officer and president, global development, Hilton. “Congratulations to all the owners and developers who were recognized in 2022. We look forward to continuing to partner with you to grow our Hilton network in the years to come.”  

The Americas Development Awards recognize the passion, creativity and innovative spirit of Hilton developers and owners. This year, the Hilton Development team selected 49 winners based on distinct criteria such as quality of hotels developed and in operation, commitment to quality of projects, impact on local community and early adoption of newer brands. The 2022 awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award, Americas Developer of the Year, Multi-Brand Developer of the Year, New Developer of the Year, Dual-Brand of the Year, Sustainability Award, Multi-Unit Lifestyle Developer of the Year, Developer of the Year by Category, New Build of the Year by Brand, Conversion of the Year by Brand, and Adaptive Re-Use of the Year by Brand.

“We are proud to recognize the owners and developers who are recipients of the 2022 Americas Development Award,” said Danny Hughes, president, Americas, Hilton. “Over the last year, we’ve seen travel across the Americas come roaring back, creating opportunities for our partners to welcome guests to their hotels in exciting destinations throughout the region. From our legacy properties to our new developments, we are thrilled to see continued growth and more exceptional hotels added to our portfolio.”  

Click here to view the full list of 2022 Americas Development Award winners. Hilton’s Brand and Connie Award winners will be announced soon.

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube