As the most recognized name in the industry, travelers all over the world have been saying “Take me to the Hilton” for almost a century. And because of our innovative approach to products, amenities and service, Hilton continues to be synonymous with hotel across the globe. Hilton Hotels & Resorts remains the stylish, forward thinking global leader of hospitality – and we help make traveling easier with our smart design, innovative restaurant concepts, authentic hospitality and commitment to the global community.
Christopher J. Nassetta is President and Chief Executive Officer for Hilton. He joined the company in 2007.
Previously, Mr. Nassetta was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a position he held since 2000. He joined Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected Chief Operating Officer in 1997.
Before joining Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mr. Nassetta co-founded Bailey Capital Corporation in 1991, where he was responsible for the operations of the real estate investment and advisory firm. Prior to founding Bailey Capital Corporation, he spent seven years at The Oliver Carr Company, ultimately serving as Chief Development Officer. In this role, he was responsible for all development and related activities for one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Nassetta serves on multiple boards and organizations including:
World Travel & Tourism Council – Executive Committee Member for the organization that works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries.
International Youth Foundation – Board Member for the global organization that seeks to realize the power and promise of young people.
Partners for a New Beginning – Member of the Steering Committee for the organization that deepens connections between the U.S. and local communities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia through public-private partnerships.
CoStar Group, Inc. – Independent Director of the nation's leading provider of electronic commercial real estate information.
The Real Estate Roundtable – Member and immediate past Chairman of the organization that brings together leaders of the nation's top public and privately-held real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy.
Federal City Council – Member of the non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the nation's capital.
The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. – Member of the nonprofit that promotes collaboration among business leaders, government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps and creates a forum for them to express their views on the most important economic issues of the day.
Arlington Free Clinic – Supporter of the non-profit, community-based, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to providing access to quality health care services to low-income, uninsured county residents.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Director of the organization that offers excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Vice Chairman of the Corporate Fund, which ensures that our national cultural center is the nexus of the performing arts for dance, music and theater.
Mr. Nassetta graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in finance. He currently serves on the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board.
Executive Vice President & President, Americas
Joseph (Joe) Berger is Executive Vice President & President, Americas for Hilton. He is responsible for the operations functions of over 350 corporately managed Hilton hotels and Hilton Grand Vacation resorts throughout North, Central and South America.
Prior to his current position with Hilton, Mr. Berger served as Co-President of LXR Luxury Resorts and Hotels where he managed the formation and growth of the enterprise for over four years. Under his direction, the company repositioned several iconic properties to create one of the most profitable resort and hotel operations in the industry. Previously he also served as President of Prime Hotels, which operated AmeriSuites, Wellsly Inns, and independent full service hotels.
Earlier in his career Mr. Berger served as Managing Director of the world famous St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and previously held positions as Area Managing Director North East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as well as General Manager of both the Westin William Penn in Pittsburgh and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. He has also worked internationally both in Hotel Operations and Finance with Marriott in Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich and Warsaw.
A native of Virginia, Mr. Berger currently resides in Florida with his family.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Jacobs is Chief Financial Officer of Hilton. He oversees all of the company's finance and real estate functions globally. He joined the company in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy; was elected Treasurer in 2009; was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff in 2012; and assumed his current role in 2013.
Prior to Hilton, Mr. Jacobs was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. While in this role, Mr. Jacobs was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on potential mergers, acquisitions or other strategic corporate transactions and leading the company's corporate strategic and business planning efforts. As Treasurer, he oversaw the company's corporate finance and treasury activities globally.
Prior to Fairmont Raffles, Mr. Jacobs spent seven years with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, in which capacity he led the company's strategic planning and investor relations functions. Mr. Jacobs has also held various roles in the Hospitality Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Hospitality Valuation Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a member of the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.