News for the Hospitality Executive
|DALLAS (AUGUST 1, 2007) – Dallas’ legendary Hilton Anatole
Hotel announces the appointment of Tyler McDonald to director of sales
and marketing for the 45-acre property that houses 1,606 guestrooms.
“Tyler’s wealth of experience and expertise will only strengthen our commitment to outstanding service and overall excellence,” said Mark Messina, general manager for the Hilton Anatole Hotel. “We look forward to Tyler’s contributions to further enhance and distinguish our legendary hotel.”
In his new position as director of sales and marketing, Tyler McDonald will lead the development and execution of strategic initiatives in sales and marketing to achieve business and market plan objectives.
McDonald joined the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1999 as the director of sales and marketing for the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Centre (now Hilton) in Dallas. After two years, McDonald seized the opportunity to move to Austin as the director of sales and marketing at the new Hilton Austin, still under construction at the time. As the first full-time employee of the Hilton Austin, McDonald led a team that achieved great success with pre-sale efforts and continues such accomplishments to date. A native Texan, McDonald attended Texas A&M University before embarking on a career that includes notable positions with a broad portfolio of hotels over the past 25 years.
Also the Hilton Anatole Hotel announces the appointment of James
Keaveny to director of sales for the 1,606-room property.
In his new position as director of sales, Keaveny will be responsible for planning, soliciting and promoting maximum group and convention business for the hotel. His primary focus will consist of executing the strategies of the overall hotel sales plan through the management of the property’s sales team and related budget items.
Keaveny brings with him more than 21 years of sales and marketing experience in both small and large hotel chains, most recently at the Hyatt Regency DFW as director of sales & marketing. In addition to holding several DOS positions, Keaveny joins the Anatole with six years of national sales experience managing group and business travel for many Fortune 500 companies and associations. He has a solid understanding of short- and long-term yield management to maximize RevPAR growth and balance. Keaveny has comprehensive knowledge of how to find opportunities and form strategies while working through extensive hotel renovations. Keaveny attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Located within a 45-acre campus, the Hilton Anatole Hotel features two high-rise atria; a 27-story tower; and luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class in-room amenities and wired Internet access. Additionally, the hotel offers guests more than 333,400 sq. ft. of meeting space equipped with high-speed wireless and wired Internet access, as well as a variety of recreational activities including free tours of its Art Collection, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies in the world; an 80,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the Verandah Club & Spa, featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment, tennis courts, three swimming pools and an indoor jogging track; 10 shopping boutiques; and 12 unique restaurants and bars for dining and entertainment, including the award-winning, five-star Nana and chic Gossip Bar.
Owned, managed and franchised by Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT), Hilton Hotels has been and continues to be a pioneering innovator in the full-service hospitality segment, with a name that is synonymous with “hotel” and respected throughout the world. Hilton celebrates the accomplishment, enlightenment, renewal and celebration that travel enables. This commitment to personal guest achievement infuses all decisions about products, programs and amenities, and is underscored by the belief that travel can and should be transformative. Each unique Hilton Hotel was specially built to reflect the sense of place of its location and each team member chosen to reflect a commitment and support of the local culture and community. For more information, please visit our website at www.hilton.com..
|Also See:||Dallas’ Hilton Anatole Hotel Begins $40 million Renovation; Famed Stemmons Auditorium to be Transformed into 8,300 Sq Ft Ballroom / March 2007|
|Hilton Hotels Corporation Awarded the Management Contract of the 1,606 room Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas; Will be Reflagged a Hilton in January, 2006, Owner Crow Holdings Planning a $30 million Renovation / December 2005|
|The Hilton Austin Attracts Twelve Experienced Managers to Head Up Executive Committee in Anticipation of Early 2004 Opening / July 2003|