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 Graham MacDonald Smith Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
at the New Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel
SAN FRANCISCO (December 8, 2005) - Randall King, general manager of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, has announced the appointment of Graham MacDonald Smith to the position of director of sales and marketing at the new Hilton San Francisco Financial District Hotel.  A highly respected industry veteran and manager who has compiled an impressive track record for his work throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Smith will serve as a principal contact for the hotel's business clientele and oversee the hotel's state-of-the-art meeting and communications facilities.  The hotel is scheduled to open in January 2006.

Ideally situated at one of San Francisco's prime business addresses, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District has undergone an all-encompassing, $34-million renovation. The hotel's landmark structure, renowned for its iconic roles in innumerable photos and films, will remain unchanged.

"Graham MacDonald Smith is the first of many top-quality professionals who will constitute the finest team of business hoteliers in the city," said King.  "His appointment is further testimony to our commitment to the highest level of service for our guests.  We are very pleased to have him on board."

"The new Hilton San Francisco Financial District redefines what it means to be a full-service business hotel," said Smith.  "The Hilton San Francisco Financial District has been carefully planned to offer every convenience a discriminating traveler could desire.  From our meeting facilities to our spa, every aspect of the hotel has been meticulously designed to ensure a productive yet relaxing visit."

Graham MacDonald Smith brings more than 16 years of experience to his new position.  Smith began his hospitality career working in hotels and restaurants throughout his native Australia, Great Britain and Europe.  In 1992, he joined the Doubletree Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, California, and for the next three years served as director of group sales, corporate sales manager, and executive meeting manager.  In 1995 he was appointed director of sales and marketing.  An early advocate of technology as a tool for sales and marketing, Smith was appointed director of sales and marketing at the San Francisco Hilton Fisherman's Wharf in 2003, where he developed numerous innovative marketing initiatives, developed partnerships with local sports teams, and, among other achievements, was instrumental in raising the hotel's STAR performance to number one in the competitive set.
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is owned by Justice Investors, LLP


Amie Rubenstein
(415) 394-6500

Also See: The 552-room Hilton San Francisco Financial District In Final Stages of $34 million Renovation, Randall King Appointed General Manager / October 2005


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