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 Tim Bridwell Promoted to Area Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation -
Central & Northern California
Santa Barbara, California ó Tim Bridwell, CHA, General Manager of Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort here, has been promoted to Area Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation-Central & Northern California, according to Ernest Wooden Jr., Senior Vice President, Hilton/Doubletree Operations-West. Bridwell will continue to provide leadership to Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, which will remain as his base hotel; and additionally will provide regional oversight to Hiltonís hotels in Sonoma, Oakland Airport, San Jose and the Doubletree at San Francisco Airport.    

Bridwell has been at the helm of Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort since 1994, an exceptional length of service in executive lodging management. He was named ď2003 Outstanding General Manager of the YearóLarge PropertyĒ by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) for his accomplishments at the Resort, in the community and the industry. Bridwell began his career as a Hilton Hotel room service waiter 30 years ago after graduating from Lynchburg College in Virginia. He progressed through the ranks and attained his first General Manager position at the Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. Bridwell joined Red Lion Hotels in 1986 specializing in opening new facilities. 

He has been active in the California Hotel & Lodging Association, served as president in 1999 and represented California as a director on the national board of AH&LA and is a current state Commissioner & Executive Committee Member on the California Travel & Tourism Commission. Locally, Bridwell has also served as an officer/director of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Santa Barbara Lodging Association and as president of the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission from 2003-2005. 

Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort is the city of Santa Barbaraís largest lodging property, offering 360 guest rooms and suites on 23 ocean-facing acres. Guest facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness suite, beauty salon, gift shop, putting green, tennis and basketball courts, bicycle & skate rentals, business center and 50,000 square feet of meeting & event space. The Resort has been welcoming and satisfying guests since 1986. 


Beth Olson
Director of Marketing
Fess Parkerís Doubletree Resort
(805) 564-4333 

Also See: Five Prominent Hotels in Santa Barbara Receiving Multi-millions in Renovations / December 2005
Tim Bridwell, General Manager and Mousa Tayyeb, Director of Guest Services at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort Honored as Stars of the Industry by the American Hotel & Lodging Association / Aug 2003

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