Hilton has named Greg Hartmann senior vice president of luxury, lifestyle, resort, and corporate development. Hartmann will report to Ian Carter, president of global development, architecture, design, and construction at Hilton. “We are extremely excited to have Greg join our team," says Carter. "He has a deep understanding of the luxury market and extensive experience working with institutional owners and advising them on brand selection. His knowledge of the competitive positioning of all hotel brands, his relationships within the industry and his unique perspective will be a valuable asset to Hilton.”
Considered to be one of the foremost industry experts on hotel development and investment, Hartmann has specialized in hotel and real estate counseling, development, feasibility, valuations, asset management, and competitive hotel and corporate analytics, including both branded and independent multi-property folios. He’s performed assignments for more than 12,000 hotels, resorts, casinos, conference centers, golf courses, ski resorts, and timeshare facilities across all 50 states and throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. A graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Hartmann was managing director for the North American Hotels and Hospitality Group at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) where he led the Strategic Advisory & Asset Management Services Practice for the last six years. In this role, Hartmann led a team responsible for asset managing across the Americas, including brands such as Hilton, Marriott, Four Seasons, Hyatt, Sheraton, St. Regis, Viceroy, and Fairmont. Prior to that, he spent 24 years with HVS Global Hospitality Services as a managing partner before founding the analytics division of Smith Travel Research (STR).