Hainline Named Hilton Golf Director Sales & Marketing For Golf Resorts And Academy

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May 12, 2009

PHOENIX, Ariz. -  Today Hilton Hotels Corporation announced Jerramy Hainline to the newly created position of Corporate Director of Golf Sales and Marketing.

Hainline will be responsible for the development, solicitation, and management of programs relate to sales and marketing for Hilton Hotels golf resorts. His core responsibilities include oversight of golf marketing and sales efforts and golf membership loyalty programs. Hainline will continue to oversee all Hilton Golf Academy operations.

"Within the Hilton Family of Brands, we now manage 27 premiere golf courses in 15 locations, which represents many excellent opportunities for our company," said Tim Benolken, Senior Vice President - Operations, Western North America for Hilton Hotels Corporation. "Jerramy has been successful in elevating awareness and leveraging unique opportunities for the Hilton Golf Academy."

Hainline started his Hilton golf career as a short-game instructor in 1996, and became lead instructor three years later at the flagship location for the Hilton Golf Academy, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. In 2003, with the addition of the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort to the academy, Hainline was promoted as the director for Hilton Golf Academy, which grew to include Arcadian Shores Golf Course at Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, and Towa Golf Course at the newest golf academy location, Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort and Spa at Buffalo Thunder.

Hainline has been successful in generating national exposure for Hilton Golf Academy, which has appeared in Golf Digest, Golf Magazine Online, The Golf Channel.com, USGolfSchoolguide.com, Successful Meetings Magazine along with numerous trade and consumer publications. He has also secured over 50 television appearances on local, national, and international programs and specials.

Prior to his tenure at Hilton, Hainline played professional golf throughout North America, competing in over 100 professional golf tournaments. He also holds a bachelor of arts in Business Administration from the University of San Diego.

Hilton Golf Academy
Hilton Golf Academy features premier golf destination getaways for players of all skill levels in a luxury, resort setting. With four distinct locations in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hilton Golf Academy, creates inclusive golf vacation experiences. Each academy offers all-inclusive, stay and play packages along with commuter schools, private lessons, and group packages. www.hiltongolfacademy.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,300 hotels in 77 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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