Executive Bio - Christian Kuhn
Christian Kuhn currently leads the global brand positioning and overall marketing strategy for Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn by Hilton, and Tru by Hilton.
Most recently, Kuhn lead the global positioning and overall marketing strategy for Hilton’s All Suites brands, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. Kuhn and his team introduced Hilton’s first joint-brand consumer marketing campaign, BRING IT, creating a new travel category for consumers: all-suites hotels. With a simple yet powerful message – “Suites for All!” – the integrated program creatively underscores the tangible and psychological benefits of space while championing the convenience, comfort and value-added benefits shared by the three Hilton brands.
Kuhn is also responsible for directing the development of the brands’ long-range growth plan; focused on driving revenue, improving market share and building brand loyalty for more than 3,000+ hotels across the Focus Service Brands.
Previously, Kuhn served as the vice president of marketing for Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites, introducing the "Stay in the Groove," "Fresh, New Way," "Home for Our Nation's Military,” “Travel MANager,” and “Home Cooked Meals” campaigns and programs. He has also served as the director of marketing for Embassy Suites.
Before joining Hilton, Kuhn spent more than 20 years at America Online (AOL) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
Kuhn’s work has earned various top industry accolades including Hermes Creative Awards, PRSA Bronze Anvil Awards, HSMAI Adrian Awards, MarCom Awards, PR News PR Platinum Awards and Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. Personally, he has been recognized by HSMAI as one of the Top 25 Minds in Sales and Marketing.
Based in McLean, Virginia, Kuhn graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Health Policy. He and his wife Laura enjoy traveling with their two children, taking care of their two rescue dogs and whenever possible trying to find time to play golf.