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Hilton Announces 2023 Americas Development Award Winners

Today, Hilton revealed its 2023 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.  

“We are thrilled to celebrate our owner and development partners who are the recipients of the 2023 Americas Development Award,” said Danny Hughes, president, Americas, Hilton. “Over the last year, we’ve seen travel continue to grow across the Americas, creating even more opportunities for our partners to welcome guests to their hotels in exciting destinations across every corner of the region. From our legacy properties to our new developments, we are excited to see this continued growth and add even more exceptional hotels to our portfolio.”  

The Americas Development Awards recognize the passion, creativity and innovative spirit of Hilton developers and owners. This year, the Hilton Development team selected 52 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 2023 awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award, New Developer of the Year, Conversion Developer of the Year, Multi-Brand Developer of the Year, Multi-Brand Deal of the Year, Developer of the Year by Category, and Development Awards by Brand.  

“We are fortunate to have a community of exceptional owners and development partners at Hilton, each helping to grow our network and deliver unforgettable stay experiences,” said Kevin Jacobs, chief financial officer and president, global development, Hilton. “Congratulations to all the owners and developers who were recognized in 2023. We look forward to continuing to partner with you and driving even more success for you in the years to come.”   

Click here to view the full list of 2023 Americas Development Award winners.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 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 nearly 190 million Hilton Honors 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.