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Joseph Kruvi Named Area Vice President, San Diego &
South Orange County Regions for Hilton Hotels

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., September 21, 2004 Joseph Kruvi has been named area vice president of the San Diego & South Orange County regions of Hilton Hotels Corporation. In this new position, he will oversee operations, capital expenditures, budgets, new opportunities and manager-owner relationships for area hotels. He will report to Ernest Wooden, senior vice president of operations for Hilton Hotels Corporation. In his previous role, Kruvi was general manager of the Hilton Burbank & Convention Center.

Kruvi began his career in 1976 as catering sales manager for the Hilton New York. He joined the Hilton in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1980, where he served as director of catering and assistant director, food and beverage. In 1984, he became hotel manager of the famous King David Hotel in Jerusalem before being promoted to general manager at the Dan Carmel Hotel in Haifa, Israel. He joined Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1989 as general manager of the Hyatt in Lincolnwood, Illinois and served in the same capacity of the Hyatt Regency in Oakbrook, Illinois. In 1994 he returned to Israel to head the opening of the Hyatt Regency Dead Sea Resort & Spa and in 1998, he came to Hilton Hotels Corporation as general manager of the Hilton Burbank & Convention Center.

Kruvi earned his undergraduate degree from the School of Hotel and Catering Administration at Bournemouth College in Bournemouth, England, and the M.H.C.I.M.A degree from the School of Hotel and Catering Management at Brooks University in Oxford, England. He serves as vice chairman for the Los Angeles Hotels Association and is on the board of directors for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

Hilton Hotels Corporation  develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. 


 
Contact:
 Kathy Shepard
  Vice President Corporate Communications
  Hilton Hotels Corporation
  (310) 205-7676
 kathy_shepard@hilton.com
Also See: Ronald Y. Kim and Becka Chester Named to Vice President Positions for Hilton Hotels Corporation / September 2004
Ben Fusco Named Area Vice President, Hilton Resorts - Arizona / April 2004


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