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Charles F. Chandler Named General Manager of the Hilton
Birmingham Perimeter Park in Birmingham, Alabama
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., October 20, 2003 Charles F. Chandler has been named general manager of the 205- room Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park in Birmingham, Alabama.  He most recently served as general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel - Flagstaff in Arizona.  He reports to Samir A. Shafei, senior vice president Hilton/Doubletree operations southeast.

A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Chandler began his career as a Hilton team member as catering manager at the Hilton Pasadena in 1982.  He relocated to Portland and held the same position at the Hilton Portland before being promoted to director of convention services at that property in 1985.  In 1990, he relocated to Flagstaff, Arizona and joined the Best Western Woodlands Plaza Hotel as general manager.  He held the same position at the Continental Country Club, also in Flagstaff from 1992 to 1994, before purchasing and managing the Montezuma Lodge in Northern Arizona.  The resort catered to families, corporate retreats and incentive groups.  In 2001, he rejoined the Hilton family as general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Flagstaff.

A native of Richland WA, Chandler received a bachelor of arts degree in hotel and restaurant administration from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.  Active in many area organizations, his most recent designations include serving on the board of directors of the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association; Arizona Tourism Alliance Executive Committee; Flagstaff tourism commissioner; vice president of the Flagstaff Hospitality and Lodging Association and vice president of membership and former secretary of the Flagstaff Rotary Club.

The Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park is a full service hotel in Birmingham's most prestigious and fastest growing business and entertainment district with shopping and fine dining including J. Paul's Dining on the Perimeter at the hotel. The Hilton features 205 tastefully decorated guestrooms with complimentary airport shuttle service and corporate shuttle service within a 5-mile radius to and from destinations along the Highway 280 corridor.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company.  The company develops, owns, manages or franchises 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. 

Kathy Shepard
Corporate Communications
(310) 205-7676
Also See: The Former Sheraton Birmingham South Renovated by RFS Hotel Investors and Rebranded Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park / Jan 2003
Hilton Hotels Corporation and CNL Hospitality Properties, Inc. Purchase Five Hotels / Feb 2003

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