Tim Loughman joins Hilton Grand Vacations as East Coast area VP

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort is a member of Hilton Grand Vacations' portfolio. Photo credit: Hilton Grand Vacations

Hilton Grand Vacations appointed Tim Loughman as East Coast area VP of resort operations.

Tim Loughman. Photo credit: Hilton

“Tim has an outstanding reputation for his innovation and ability to anticipate guest needs,” Kevin Speidel, VP of resort operations at Hilton Grand Vacations, said in a statement. “As HGV continues to grow and add properties in new and existing locations across the globe, Tim’s talents will not only be instrumental in our continued efforts to maximize customer engagement and experience, but will also help HGV focus on talent and operating effectiveness across our East Coast platform.”

In his new role, Loughman will be responsible for overseeing and driving all aspects of resort operations for 15 HGV resorts on the East Coast, including Florida, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and New York City.

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Loughman joins HGV from Hilton, where he served as VP, luxury and lifestyle, overseeing resort openings, guest experience technology and service, culture, training and brand standards for more than 80 hotels and resorts across Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Canopy brands worldwide.

Before his time at Hilton, Loughman was founder of and senior consultant for Offshore Hospitality Solutions, where he provided senior-level luxury hotel project-management expertise specializing in the Caribbean and Latin American markets. Loughman also spent the early part of his career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and held general manager positions at flagship properties in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro; and Los Angeles.

Loughman holds a bachelor’s degree in business and hotel administration from Cornell University.