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Bill Duncan

Global Head, Brand Management | Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton

Bill Duncan is the global head of brand management for Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. During his tenure, Duncan has established Homewood Suites as the extended-stay category leader, growing market share and expanding the brand’s footprint from 75 to over 300 hotels. He is also responsible for the introduction of Home2 Suites, the fastest growing brand in Hilton Worldwide history.

Based at Hilton’s Memphis Operations Center, his primary duties include maintaining a solid development pace, overseeing all programs designed to increase occupancy and enhance owner satisfaction, and positioning both Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites as innovators in their respective extended-stay categories.

Prior to his appointment as global head, Duncan held the role of vice president of sales and marketing for Homewood Suites, where he directed strategy and implementation in the areas of sales, marketing, public relations, quality, guest retention, and development support. He has also served as vice president of hotel performance support, a role in which his responsibilities included overseeing revenue management, product service and development, brand performance support, and financial management and profitability.

Duncan has won a variety of awards over his distinguished career including the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association’s “Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing” award in 2009 and most recently the Memphis Corporate Volunteer Council Executive Leadership Award. In addition, Duncan is known as a strong advocate for literacy. He is the author of Homewood’s Lewis the Duck book series and is responsible for the brand’s partnership with childhood literacy organization Books for Kids.