News for the Hospitality Executive
Leslie Pchola Appointed General Manager of the 800 room Hilton Austin Hotel
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (February 4, 2009) – Leslie Pchola has been appointed General Manager of the Hilton Austin Hotel. An industry veteran with over 20 years of hospitality experience in both managerial and operational capacities, Ms. Pchola will have oversight of the day-to-day operations of the 800 room property located adjacent to the Austin Convention Center and within walking distance to the famous Sixth Street and Warehouse Entertainment Districts.
In her former role as Hotel Manager at the Hilton Chicago, Pchola was instrumental in changing the operation structure of the property which led to significant GOP growth. She began her career in 1988 at the Hilton International Toronto where she was recruited as a Night Manager as part of Hilton’s Professional Development Program. She went on to hold positions in Hilton Corporate offices first in Atlanta as an Operations Analyst for the Eastern Region in 1994, and then in Beverly Hills as Manager of Operations Analyst for the Corporate Finance Department in 1997. Pchola was the Resident Manager at the Hilton Atlanta in 1998 before becoming the General Manager of the Hilton Cleveland East in 2005 where she worked with the new ownership group to ensure a smooth transition from a managed property to a franchised hotel.
“We are delighted to name Leslie as the General Manager of one of Hilton’s premier convention hotels,” said Ted Ratcliff, Senior Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “The Hilton Austin’s prime downtown location and versatile meeting space is a big draw for both leisure and groups business. I’m confidant that Leslie’s 20 years of hospitality and management experience will bring continued success to the property,” added Ratcliff.
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