Mr. Baltimore is the the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc., an NYSE-listed lodging real estate investment trust, since January 2017.
Mr. Baltimore is a seasoned and experienced hospitality executive. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the planned Hilton Real Estate Investment Trust. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Lodging Trust, an NYSE-listed real estate investment company, from May 2011 to May 2016. He was previously Co-Founder and former President of RLJ Development, LLC. Prior to launching RLJ, he was with Hilton as a Vice President, Development and Finance (1999 to 2000) and a Vice President, Gaming Development (1997 to 1998).
At Hilton, he focused on lodging and gaming acquisitions, workouts and management contract negotiations, and he led several development teams responding to Requests for Proposals for major development projects. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Baltimore was Vice President, Business Development for Host Marriott Services (a spinoff entity from Host Marriott Corporation). In this capacity, he negotiated food and beverage, retail and duty free concession contracts at major airports in the United States.
Mr. Baltimore also worked for Marriott Corporation from 1988 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1993, holding various positions in the company, including Senior Director and Manager.
Prior to his employment with Marriott, Mr. Baltimore was a staff auditor for Price Waterhouse for three years.
Board and Advisor Roles
Mr. Boltimore servers on the board of directors of Prudential Financial, Inc., and AutoNation, Inc. He served on the Urban Land Institute's Hotel Development Council and the Hilton Hotel Corporation's Owner's Advisory Board.
Mr. Baltimore was a recipient of the 1997 Baume & Mercier/Forbes magazine award recognizing "Ten Rising Business Stars of Our Time."
Mr. Baltimore earned a B.S. degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 1985 and an M.B.A. from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 1991.