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Eric Walters Named General Manager of the 353-room Doubletree® Hotel Bellevue, Washington

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 12, 2004 – Eric Walters has been named general manager of the  353-room Doubletree® Hotel Bellevue, located in the economic and cultural hub of Greater Seattle’s Eastside.   He most recently served as hotel manager at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, a position he has held since 2000.  
 
With nearly two decades of hotel experience and eight years of service with the Hilton Family of Hotels, Walters has been able to manage departments and hotels that simultaneously achieve outstanding guest service while performing well financially.  He has held key hotel operations positions at Doubletree hotels in Washington state and Colorado.
 
During Walters’ most recent tenure at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center, he successfully managed the hotel team through an extensive, multi-year $56 million expansion and renovation project.  Under his leadership, the hotel was recently recognized as a three-time award winner at Hilton Hotels & Resorts 2003 hotel performance awards program.  The Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center received a Connie Award (named in honor of company founder Conrad Hilton) for best overall hotel performance, a Continuous Improvement Award for its efforts toward improving overall hotel performance and a Hilton HHonors? Guest Recognition Award for exemplary service to members of the brand’s highly acclaimed guest recognition and reward program.

A Pacific Northwest native, Walters holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon State University in Food Systems Management.

The Doubletree Hotel Bellevue is conveniently located in the heart of one of the most progressive technology communities in the world.  Just a few blocks from Bellevue Square, the largest shopping mall in the Northwest, the hotel is an easy drive to downtown Seattle and its many attractions, including several wineries, breweries, professional golf courses and ski resorts.  Meeting facilities include 17,000-square feet of flexible meeting space that features both high speed and wireless Internet access.  Wireless high-speed Internet service also is available in the business center and all public areas of the hotel.

Just 25 minutes from Sea-Tac International Airport, the Doubletree Hotel Bellevue is located at 300 112th Avenue SE, Bellevue, Washington 98004; phone:  425-455-1300.


 
Contact:
Thomas Wingham
Doubletree Media Relations 
310-205-4545   
thomas_wingham@hilton.com
www.bellevue.doubletree.com
Also See: HSIA to Be Standard at 160 Doubletree Hotels by Year-End 2004; Guest Access Charge Will Vary by Location / February 2004
City of Portland Acquires the Doubletree Portland Downtown Hotel through Power of Eminent Domain; Property to Become Dormitory at Portland State University / March 2004


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