Doug Gehret

Doug Gehret is Area Vice President for Hilton Worldwide where he oversees a portfolio of 27 hotels encompassing the Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Hilton, Signia, and Waldorf Astoria brands.  He has 28 years of operational experience with Hilton and has been in his current role for the past 7 years.

He has held numerous operational leadership roles in New York, Austin and Orlando including General Manager of the 800 room Hilton Austin as well as the 1,417 room, $360 million Hilton Orlando.  He was part of the opening team at both properties.

Prior to Austin and Orlando, Doug spent 9 years at the famed Waldorf Astoria in New York and is a member of the Waldorf Astoria Distinguished Alumni.

Doug remains active in the community by serving on the board of directors for the Central Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and Orlando Serve Foundation.  He also participates in the Penn State School of Hospitality Mentoring Program.   In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 14 year old son Trevor.