News for the Hospitality Executive
Crescent Hotels Appoints Jim Sega, General Manager and
Director of Sales and Marketing at the 712-room Hilton Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2010 - Two veteran hoteliers have been selected for key leadership positions at Hilton Pittsburgh, the iconic hotel located near the confluence of the city's famed Three Rivers.
Jim Sega was appointed General Manager and Tony Aslanian was named Director
of Sales and Marketing. Officials from Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the
management firm that recently assumed oversight of the distinguished property,
announced the appointments.
Aslanian is a familiar face within Pittsburgh's convention and tourism community because he served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Hilton Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2006. The 35-year industry veteran returns to the Golden Triangle after stints shepherding the sales and marketing efforts of Hilton at Walt Disney World and The Peabody Orlando. He has also held executive positions with several other Hilton and Marriott properties.
"Tony's expertise with hotel marketing in Pittsburgh and around the nation are a perfect fit," said Dave Horton, Global Head, Hilton Hotels. "He brings an in-depth understanding of this property's history and an impressive vision for its future potential."
Sega brings a wealth of experience to the hotel, having served as General Manager with Marriott, Sheraton and Hilton brands as well as independent resorts such as South Seas Resort in Captiva Island FL and several other resorts in Florida and theCaribbean. A 30-year hospitality veteran, Sega has distinguished himself as an effective team builder and has primarily focused on hotel transitions and expansions.
"Jim is a true pro when it comes to hotel management, operations and guest services," George said. "He's joining Hilton Pittsburgh at a very exciting time."
About Hilton Pittsburgh
Hilton Pittsburgh currently features 40,000 square feet of flexible function space, including Pittsburgh's largest hotel ballroom and a state-of-the-art Conference Center. The property employs almost 500 local residents and welcomes hundreds of conventions and special events each year.
Phase Two of the hotel's renovation plan will see the completion of a dramatic wave-like exterior addition that pays tribute to the city's Three Rivers and a Grand Staircase that will connect the Lobby and Ballroom levels.
Additional information about Hilton Pittsburgh may be found on the company's Web site: www.pittsburgh.hilton.com
About Hilton Hotels
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