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Davidson Hotel Company Names Erika Chesley
Director of Sales for Hilton Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif./MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 30, 2007— Davidson Hotel Company (DHC), one of the nation’s 10 largest independent hotel management companies, today announced that it has named Erika Chesley as director of sales for the Hilton Pasadena in California.  

“Erika has a proven sales and marketing record within the hospitality industry, as her 20-plus years of experience with a number of Hilton-branded properties attests,” said Pat Lupsha, Davidson Chief Operating Officer & EVP-Operations.  “Her superior knowledge of the workings of both the brand and of our customer base makes her the ideal candidate to help increase the sales and visibility of the Hilton Pasadena.”  

Chesley has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in sales with Hilton Hotels Corporation.  Prior to being named director of sales for the Hilton Pasadena, she held the same position at the Doubletree Hotel Bakersfield in California.  Additionally, she served as the director of sales lead for Hilton’s Los Angeles sales cluster and senior sales manager for the Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center.  Chesley also was senior sales manager of the Hilton Pasadena throughout most of the 1990s.  

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

About Davidson Hotel Company
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry.  The company currently owns and/or operates 31 upscale hotels with nearly 9,100 rooms across the United States, including such brands as Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Marriott, Renaissance, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.  Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company’s Web site,  


Cyndi Carl
Davidson Hotel Company
(901) 821-4155


Also See: Amstar Group Acquires the 296 room Hilton Pasadena for $65 million / January 2006

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