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Hilton Worldwide Appoints Alan Roberts as Vice President
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--April 22, 2010--Hilton Worldwide announces the appointment of Alan Roberts as vice president, brand performance and sales support, for the Hilton Garden Inn brand. Roberts has been a member of the Hilton Garden Inn team since 2004, serving as both senior director and director, brand performance support. He has more than twenty-five years of hospitality experience, ranging from operations, to multi-unit management and executive level positions.
“We are delighted to appoint a hospitality veteran and Hilton Garden Inn insider to this important position,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Alan’s experience with franchisees and various hotel brands throughout his career make him a well-rounded and integral part of our organization.”
Roberts graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor of science in Business Administration. After graduating, he worked for several hotels in the Charlotte, NC area and went on to become the general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn - Charlotte Uptown. Before joining the Hilton Garden Inn brand team, he worked at Panos Hotel Group, overseeing a 12-hotel portfolio.
As vice president, brand performance and sales support for Hilton Garden Inn, Roberts will oversee the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s regional brand performance support (BPS) team in operations, sales and marketing support. Additionally, Roberts will provide direction to other shared service departments within Hilton Worldwide on the direction of Hilton Garden Inn, as well as customer relationship management and training, operational support, brand sales and distribution and new brand openings teams. In his new role, Roberts’ overarching goal is for his team is to provide the guidance, training, tools and resources for all hotels and ownership groups.About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and PrintSpotsTM remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America and Europe or to find your next getaway, please visit www.HGI.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
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