As Director of Inspiration, Peter will leverage more than 23 years of experience in the travel space to propel the Stay Inspired mission forward. Credit: Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts today announced the appointment of Peter Jon Lindberg as the brand's new Director of Inspiration. Tasked with driving the vision behind Conrad's Stay Inspired initiative (www.StayInspired.com), Lindberg will assume the Director of Inspiration role on April 18.

The successful Stay Inspired brand initiative, which launched in October 2015, trains and empowers Team Members to be avid storytellers for their destinations, offering guests insider know-how and under-the-radar experiences not found in the pages of a guidebook. Lindberg will play an integral role in working with onsite concierge teams to curate Conrad's collection of bespoke 1, 3, and 5 hour itineraries that inspire guests to seek out local culture, art, food, and adventure at each of the brand's 24 properties around the globe.

"The Stay Inspired initiative was developed because we understand that traveling is not just about the destination for our guests, it's about the journey," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts. "As a respected voice in the travel industry, Peter's innate ability to uncover, cultivate, and highlight the most compelling aspects of a location makes him an ideal candidate to lead this initiative as Director of Inspiration."

Lindberg joins Conrad following his tenure as Executive Editor at Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world's top luxury travel magazines. Prior to joining Condé Nast Traveler, Peter spanned the globe as Editor at Large for both Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Peter is a two-time James Beard Award finalist and has been named a Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers. In 2010, his travel columns and commentary were nominated for a National Magazine Award.

As Director of Inspiration, Peter will leverage more than 23 years of experience in the travel space to propel the Stay Inspired mission forward. The Stay Inspired initiative and brand-wide mindset represents a cultural shift in hospitality that transforms the traditional concierge experience into a storytelling opportunity about each destination.

"Today's luxury traveler is smarter and far more demanding, and actively seeks out experiences unique to that destination and that culture," said Peter. "I'm thrilled to be partnering with such an innovative global brand, and look forward to crafting these one-of-a-kind experiences for Conrad guests around the world."

Peter joins the Conrad Hotels & Resorts team during a year of unprecedented growth for the brand with seven properties slated to open in 2016 - Conrad Pune, Conrad Makkah, Conrad Chicago, Conrad Xiamen, Conrad Manila, Conrad San Luis Potosi, and Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Conrad guests can follow Peter's inspired journeys via the brand's Conrad Concierge mobile app, on-property Conrad Curators, and at StayInspired.com. With these resources, travelers can save and share their Conrad 1/3/5 itineraries, access custom content in the form of photos, videos, and maps, or book a room and an experience through the hotel's concierge.

Travelers are invited to join the online conversation by following @ConradHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #StayInspired.

For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.conradhotels.com or news.conradhotels.com.

Contacts:
John Walls
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5232
John.Walls@hilton.com

Laura Lopez
Magrino
+1 212 957 3005
laura.lopez@smapr.com

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 32 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.