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George I. Garcia Appointed General Manager of 382-room El San Juan Hotel
& Casino, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico

MCLEAN, Va. – (April 20, 2011)
– Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of George I. Garcia as general manager, El San Juan Hotel & Casino, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Puerto Rico.  George I. Garcia will report to Barry Lewin, senior vice president, hotel operations, owned assets for Hilton Worldwide and will oversee the operations of this 382-room beachfront oasis.  Garcia most recently served as general manager, Harvard Hotel & Club of New York.

Barry Lewin commented, “We are delighted to have George join our team and take the helm at El San Juan Hotel & Casino.  His extensive experience with iconic and luxury properties makes him a great fit for this renowned Puerto Rico resort.”

With 35 years in the hospitality industry, Garcia began his career in room operations and food & beverage at a Four Seasons Hotel in Canada.  Since then, he has performed in operations management roles throughout the U.S. overseeing award winning properties as well as luxury establishments including The Arizona Biltmore, the former Condado Plaza Hotel & Casino, and Swissôtel Hotels in Atlanta, Chicago and The Drake in New York.  He also acted as general manager and vice president operations at EMI Resorts.

George holds a Commerce Degree from the Instituto Panamericano in Colombia and speaks Spanish, French and English.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit

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Also See: Michael Platt Appointed General Manager of El San Juan Hotel & Casinos in San Juan, Puerto Rico / February 2009

Hilton Hotels Corporation Announces Addition of Three Puerto Rico Resorts / February 2009

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