By James Wilkinson in New York

Hilton Worldwide’s global President and CEO, Christopher J Nassetta, says the Asia Pacific region is “going great” and growth continues to accelerate.

Christopher Nassetta Hilton

Speaking exclusively to HM at the 37th Annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference (NYU) in New York this week (June 1), Nassetta noted growth was significant in the limited service space, alongside Hilton.

In the exclusive interview, which can be heard by clicking on the YouTube link at the top of the page, Nassetta also spoke about the growth of new brands Curio and Canopy, as well as expectations for Garden Inn and Hampton Inn, technology and much more.


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James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management