NH Hotel Group joins the World Travel & Tourism Council's Executive Committee

NH Hotel Group's Chief Executive Officer joins the WTTC's top executive body

30 APRIL 2015, MADRID

Madrid, 30th April 2015 - Federico J. González Tejera, in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group, is joining the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The WTTC is the global body that defends and advocates the travel and tourism industry's contribution to the economy and society worldwide. It is one of the most powerful and influential voices in the sector as it is the forum for the chairs, presidents and CEOs of one hundred of the world's foremost travel & tourism companies.

Its Executive Committee is its highest governing body. It is made up of 30 executives from leading sector players whose mandate is to contribute to the sector's positive and sustainable development and spearhead analysis of the travel and tourism industry's economic significance and its impact at the global, regional and national levels.

Each year the WTTC organises a Global Summit that unites travel and tourism leaders from across the whole world, bringing together top representatives from the public and private sectors, from travel associations and the media to network and debate the opportunities, challenges and key issues facing and shaping the industry.

Last week Madrid played host to the 15th edition of the summit, the first held in Europe in seven years. Federico J. González Tejera spoke at the event, participating in a debate on the momentum and development of tourism triggered by technology-led disruption and reinvention. NH Hotel Group's CEO debated this timely issue alongside top executives from companies such as Hertz, Expedia, Google and Airbnb.

The Global Summit was preceded by a gala dinner at the flagship NH Collection Casino in Madrid. The event was presided by Felipe VI, King of Spain, who highlighted tourism's unquestionable role in driving growth, economic development, job creation, progress and wealth creation.

Also in Madrid, this time at the NH Collection Eurobuilding, the WTTC held its Annual Assembly and its Executive Committee held the meeting at which Federico J. González Tejera's appointment as new member was ratified.

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group (www.nh-hotels.com) is Europe's third-ranked business hotel chain. It operates close to 400 hotels with almost 60,000 rooms in 29 markets across Europe, the Americas and Africa, including top city destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Munich, New York, Rome and Vienna.

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NH Hotel Group is beursgenoteerd in Spanje met bijna 400 hotels in 30 landen in Europa, Afrika en Noord- en Zuid-Amerika. Onder de NH Hotel Group vallen de 3- en 4-sterren urban NH Hotels, de NH Collection flagship hotels, de nhow designhotels en de Hesperia vakantieresorts. Wereldwijd staan meer dan 20.000 medewerkers dag en nacht klaar om de beste service tegen de beste prijs te leveren voor de jaarlijks ruim 16 miljoen gasten. De hotels van NH Hotel Group zijn bekroond met de Zoover Award voor Beste Hotelketen 2014, 2015 en 2016. Kijk voor meer informatie op www.nh-hotels.com en www.nh-collection.com.

About NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group is listed on the IBEX 35 stock exchange of Madrid and has nearly 400 hotels in 30 countries in Europe, Africa and North- and South-America. The portfolio of the NH Hotel Group includes the 3- and 4- star urban NH Hotels, the NH Collection flagship hotels, the nhow designhotels and the Hesperia holiday resorts. Worldwide more than 20.000 employees work day and night to deliver the best service for the best price to the 16 million guests the hotel chain welcomes yearly. The hotels of NH Hotel Group have been rewarded with the Zoover Award for Best Hotel Chain of 2014, 2015 and 2016. For more information, visit www.nh-hotels.com and www.nh-collection.com.

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