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2014 - Meet Robert Palleschi – Meet the Money® National Hotel Investment & Finance Conference – JMBM

Published on Oct 10, 2014

Rob Palleschi, Global Head of Hilton Hotels and Resorts, talks about his focus on the guest experience at the brand's more than 500 hotels, and the importance of balancing guest needs with the needs of each hotel's owner. Founded in 1919, Hilton Hotels and Resorts has hotels in 78 countries.

"I am responsible for the Hilton brand – 560 hotels, 81 countries, 200,000 guest rooms worldwide and my primary focus is really the guest experience. So I primarily focus on the guest experience but it has to be aligned with the owners' interests. If we don't provide and generate significant returns for our owners then they're not going to build more Hiltons. So we have to balance the needs of the guests with the needs of the owners. I spend a lot of time with that, and then the next part is development deals. I'm constantly traveling the world seeking out new and exciting deals."

About Meet the Money®

At Meet the Money® – the national finance and investment conference hosted by the hotel lawyers of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® – hotel owners, developers, investors, operators, and lenders gather to discuss the hospitality market and make deals. The conference focuses on the full range of debt and equity capital for the purchase, sale and development of hotel properties, and related transactions. See

About JMBM

For more than 35 years, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) has provided clients with results – successfully resolving cases, closing deals, protecting assets, and adding value. JMBM is ranked in the American Lawyer's AmLaw 200 list of the largest law firms in the U.S. and is recognized by numerous industry, peer and media groups. From offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, we serve our clients' needs worldwide. See