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 Hilton Anatole Hotel Names Jay Best Director of Sales & Marketing

DALLAS (August 18, 2008) – Dallas’ legendary Hilton Anatole Hotel announces the appointment of Jay Best to director of sales and marketing for the newly renovated 45-acre property that houses 1,606 guestrooms. 

“Jay’s commitment to the hospitality industry and his wealth of knowledge will help guide the Anatole as the hotel approaches its 30th Anniversary,” said Marc Messina, general manager for the Hilton Anatole Hotel. “We look forward to Jay’s contributions to further enhance and distinguish our legendary hotel.”

In his new position as director of sales and marketing, Best will lead the development and execution of strategic initiatives in sales and marketing to achieve business and market plan objectives. 

Best brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including nearly five years at the legendary Anatole Hotel when it was a Wyndham Hotel property. Most recently, Best served as the director of sales and marketing at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and Country Club of Colorado. 

Before Cheyenne, Best was with Sunstone Hotel Investors as regional vice president of sales and marketing responsible for 23 properties throughout the west. Prior to joining Sunstone, Best was with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where he served as regional vice president of sales for the Western region. After seven years, Best is returning to the Anatole hotel bringing with him proven talent for business development, revenue generation, and significant sales growth through brand positioning.  

Early in Best’s career, Best held several different positions at Red Lion/Doubletree properties including regional director of sales and marketing. Best attended the University of California at Santa Barbara before embarking on his extensive hospitality career that includes notable positions with a broad portfolio of hotels. 
About the Hilton Anatole 
Located within a 45-acre campus, the Hilton Anatole Hotel features two high-rise atriums; a 27-story tower; and 1,606 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class in-room amenities and wired Internet access. Additionally, the hotel offers guests more than 333,400 sq. ft. of meeting space equipped with high-speed wireless and wired Internet access, as well as a variety of recreational activities including viewing the Art Collection, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies in the world; an 80,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the Verandah Club & Spa, featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment, tennis courts, three swimming pools and an indoor jogging track; 10 shopping boutiques; and 12 unique restaurants and bars for dining and entertainment, including the award-winning, four-star Nana and chic Gossip Bar. The Hilton Anatole is owned by Dallas-based Crow Holdings and managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation.


Courtney Goldberg
+1 214 443 7588 office

Also See: Dallas' Hilton Anatole Hotel Finishes Second Phase of Multi-Year Renovation; Uses the Inspiration of its Asian Art Collection and Contemporary Building Structure to Create Legendary Stay for Guests / March 2008
Tyler McDonald Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the 1,606 Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas and James Keaveny Named Director of Sales / August 2007


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