December 10, 2014 -- DoubleTree by Hilton Graduation, McLean, Virginia
The 2014 class of the DTbH General Managers recently graduated from the Bixler Circle of Leadership year-long program with a host of luminaries in the audience, including Chris Nassetta, CEO of Hilton. The five presentations highlighted a variety of personal achievements and strong business results from this past year. The theme that echoed over and over was that when you start in business, you work on yourself. But you become a leader when you start working on the development of others. Congratulations to this tremendous group of DTbH GMs. As life-long alums of this class, their leadership will continue to enhance their teams and the brand of DTbH!
November 19, 2014 -- Embassy Suites Graduation, McLean, Virginia
Ten enthusiastic Embassy Suites General Managers from Puerto Rico to North Carolina to Montreal graduated from the 2014 Circle of Leadership year-long program. Their graduation speeches were worthy of inclusion on TEDTalk and their continued influence on the brand will make a difference for hundreds of team members and many thousands of guests. Congratulations to all!
October 24, 2014 -- MACOC Reception, Atlanta, Georgia
Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, moderated the "no holes barred" discussion with Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta, at the Metro Chamber of Commerce event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. The candid banter and authentic engagement with the business audience was electric. Persistence, transformative life experiences, and risk taking were the predominant themes in the lives of all three business leaders.
October 14-16, 2014 -- Hilton Global Owners Conference, Orlando, Florida
Over 2,000 owners of the 10 different Hilton brands gathered at Hilton Orlando to learn more about the exciting future of all current brands (Conrad, Waldorf, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Homewood 2, and Hilton Grand Vacations) and get introduced to the two new brands -- Curio and Canopy. Chris Nassetta, with his 4 global leaders plus the entire external speaker line-up, was stellar and the food and entertainment top notch. Not surprising for the world's largest and most iconic hotel brand. Look for their 100th year-long Anniversary Celebration in 2019.
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