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Joseph Palmieri Named General Manager
of the Hilton Americas-Houston

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HOUSTON - December 18, 2007 - Joseph Palmieri has been named General Manager of the 1200 room Hilton Americas-Houston, a flagship property of Hilton Hotels Corporation. In this capacity he will oversee all aspects of the hotelís operation. Palmieri joins the Hilton Americas-Houston from the Hilton Lincoln Centre in Dallas, Texas where he has served as General Manager since 1989. In his new role he will report to Andrew Slater, Area Vice President of Hilton Hotels Corporation. 

Joseph Palmieri brings 33 years of managerial experience to his new role. While serving as General Manager of the Hilton Lincoln Centre Palmieri concurrently held the position of Area Vice President of Operations for Hilton Hotels Corporation from 1994 to 2000 and again from 2002-2003. In this capacity he was responsible for the operation of 15 hotels in the Southwestern United States. Between 2000 and 2002 Palmieri concurrently served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Hilton Hotels Corporation which increased the number of hotels under his operational direction to 32 properties. Previously, Palmieri also served as General Manager of the Doubletree Park West hotel in Dallas as well as the Stouffer Concourse Hotel in Denver, Colorado. 

Long active in Dallas industry and community affairs Palmieri has held several prominent positions including President and Chairman of the Dallas Hotel/Motel Association as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau and a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Hotel/Motel Association. In 2006 he was named General Manager of the Year for Dallas by Where Magazine and in 2007 he was named General Manager of the Year by the Greater Dallas Hotel/Motel Association. 

Palmieri is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a degree in Hotel Management from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and has also participated in the post graduate General Managers program at Cornell University. 

Connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center on two floors by a double-deck skywalk, the Hilton Americas-Houstonís prime location is steps away from downtown Houstonís Toyota Center, The Park Shopping Mall and Minute Maid Park. Just minutes away from the hotel are Houstonís renowned Theater District, the Bayou Place entertainment complex, Reliant Stadium and the cultural museum corridor. The Hilton Americas-Houston is easily accessible-just 15 minutes from Hobby Airport and 30 minutes from Bush Intercontinental Airport. 

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Contact:

Hilton Hotels Corporation
Robert Allegrini
Director of Communications, 312-663-6516
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com 
 

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Also See: $285 million Hilton Americas-Houston Designed to Be a Notch Above the Rest; May Make Houston More of Convention Destination / December 2003
David Villarrubia Named General Manager of the 1,200-room Hilton Americas-Houston / Aug 2002
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