McLEAN, Va. (January 5, 2011) – Hilton Worldwide today announced the promotion of George J. Massa to vice president and managing director of development, Mexico. In this role, Massa will address development opportunities and foster relationships with current and potential partners in Mexico. Prior to his promotion, Massa served as senior director of development, Mexico, evaluating potential investment, franchise and management initiatives.
Massa has 36 years of professional services experience in the hospitality industry. He has served several multinational hotel corporations and hotel owners as well as investors, developers, leading lending institutions, government agencies and consulting firms. Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Massa served as president of International Hospitality Solutions, a hotel advisory and management company, and spearheaded the organization’s growth in Latin America.
“George has an incredible amount of experience in the Latin American hospitality industry and we are delighted that he is taking on a larger role within our organization,” said Craig Mance, senior vice president, development, North America. “In his new role, George will help us do even more to address the needs of our owners and pursue opportunities in Mexico that will bring many benefits to our company.”
Massa studied business administration at Catholic University and the University of Lima in Peru. A native of Peru, he is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
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