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Keith J. Hess Named General Manager of the 858 room
Hilton O'Hare International Airport

Chicago, May 16, 2007- Keith J. Hess has been named General Manager of the 858 room Hilton O'Hare International Airport. In this capacity he will oversee all aspects of the hotel's operation.  Most recently Hess served as General Manager of the Hilton Omaha, Nebraska's largest hotel and the state's only AAA Motor Club 4 diamond rated property.  In his new role he will report to Thomas J. Loughlin, Area Vice President of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Keith Hess is a 19 year veteran of Hilton Hotels Corporation who commenced his career with the company at the Doubletree Club Hotel in
Lake Buena Vista Florida where he oversaw operations including front office management and maintenance.  Subsequently, Hess served in
management positions of increased responsibility at both the Doubletree Club Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida and the Doubletree Hotel &
Conference Center in St. Louis Missouri before assuming his first General Manager's position at the Club Hotel by Doubletree-Chicago
O'Hare Airport in 1996. Other General Manager postings followed at both the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Downers Drove and the Doubletree Hotel Downtown Omaha before Hess was named the pre-opening General Manager of the Hilton Omaha in 2003. 

Since 2005 Hess has been the President of the Nebraska Hotel and Motel Association. He also is an executive board member of the Nebraska Restaurant Association and a past president of the Greater Omaha SKAL club. 

The award winning Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport is the only hotel situated on the airport's property.  There is no need to take a cab or a
shuttle bus since the hotel is connected to the airport terminals by underground pedways.  Its unique location makes it an extraordinarily
convenient meetings destination. Complete with 858 guest accommodations and 59 conference, banquet and meeting rooms, the Hilton Chicago O'Hare airport has the perfect setting for any event-large or small. Additional information on the Hilton Chicago O'Hare airport can be found at


Christina M. Tus
Public Relations Coordinator
 Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
T:  (312) 431-6929

Also See: Keith Hess Named General Manager of the 450-room Hilton Omaha / May 2003
John Wells Named New General Manager of the Hilton Chicago O'Hare / July 2005

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