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The Hilton Lexington/Downtown Appoints 3 Execs Including
Emily Boling Lynn to Director of Sales & Marketing

LEXINGTON, Ky. – June 16, 2010 - During a year of exciting enhancements and renovations for the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, hospitality expert Emily Boling Lynn brings her talents to lead the hotel’s sales & marketing teams. With 15-years experience in hospitality and event planning, Lynn’s new ideas are helping her teams prepare to let the world see all that is new at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.

“The Hilton Lexington/Downtown will look amazing as we welcome the world for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games,” said Hilton Lexington/Downtown Director of Sales & Marketing Emily Lynn. “With a $13 million renovation the rooms, restaurant, lounge, etc. will be complete by the end of June. We look forward offering the best of southern hospitality to equestrian fans as well as the loyal Central Kentuckians who have supported us through the years.”

Lynn is a Kentucky native who recently moved back to the Bluegrass from Tennessee where she was the Director of Convention Center Sales in Memphis. For three years, Lynn supervised and coordinated all marketing, public relations and sales activities for the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

During her previous time in Kentucky, Lynn amassed extensive experience in hotel and association management. Her hospitality roles include stints at the Radisson Plaza Lexington as Senior Sales Manager and Hilton Suites Lexington Green as Sales Manager. On the association management side, Lynn is the former Executive Director of the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Association, which is managed by FSA Group in Louisville. She also served in Lexington as the Membership Services Sales Manager and Conferences Manager for Quest International Users Group, managed by IMG. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) as well as a member of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

Also, Brad J. Barbour Appointed Director of Convention Services.
As the new Director of Convention Services for the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, Brad J. Barbour brings more than two decades of experience to his role. This hospitality professional has proven success in managing high-volume catering and room revenues in diverse marketplaces including Tennessee, Ohio, Massachusetts and Arizona.

“Brad’s vast experience at leading resorts, including Arizona’s renowned Camelback Inn, will raise the bar for the Hilton Lexington/Downtown’s convention services,” said Emily Lynn, director of sales & marketing, Hilton Lexington/Downtown. “With several meetings and events going on in the building each day, there are many opportunities for Brad and his team to turn our events into memorable, unique and successful experiences for Central Kentuckians and out-of-town meeting attendees.”

Barbour has planned and executed thousands of events including U.S. Presidential receptions, political fund raisers and city-wide conventions of up to 50,000 attendees. Since 1986, Barbour worked with Marriott International including roles at the Memphis Marriott Downtown, Dayton Marriott, and Boston Marriott Long Wharf. This South Dakota native studied Business Administration at Arizona State University.

Also, Jennifer Goodpaster Named Sales Manager
Sales & hospitality professional Jennifer Goodpaster is the new Sales Manager for the Hilton Lexington/Downtown. This Mt. Sterling, Ky. native brings more than a decade of experience to her new role.

“Jennifer has extensive sales experience with leading hotel chains and she knows the Lexington market very well,” said Emily Lynn, director of sales & marketing, Hilton Lexington/Downtown. “As we aggressively market our 14,000 square feet of meeting space, Jennifer’s connections and experience will be valuable assets.”

Goodpaster most recently served as the Group Sales Manager for Lexington’s Holiday Inn North. Prior to that role, she was the Catering Sales Manager for the Crowne Plaza Lexington. In 2004, Goodpaster spent her summer in Florida as an intern assistant food & beverage director for the North Captiva Country Club. And, while attending the University of Kentucky, Goodpaster worked as an administrative assistant with Commerce Lexington. Goodpaster has a B.S. in Hospitality Management & Tourism from U.K.

About the Hilton Lexington/Downtown
From our dramatic marble lobby to soaring sky-lit spaces with live greenery, the Hilton Lexington/Downtown is an oasis in the city with urban sophistication and warm Bluegrass hospitality. The Hilton Lexington/Downtown’s extraordinary hotel experience includes distinctive service, inviting ambiance and deluxe lifestyle amenities such as an indoor heated pool and spa, business center, fitness club, WiFi, airport shuttle, and Lexington’s hottest dining and nightlife. Featuring 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space, The Hilton Lexington/Downtown is the city’s preeminent meeting, convention and event venue. Read more at


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Also See: A Joint Venture Among Madison W Properties, Interstate Hotels & Resorts and The Webb Companies Begin $13 million Renovation of the Lexington Downtown Hotel & Conference Center in Lexington, Kentucky / March 2009

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