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Lisa Asdikian Appointed as General Manager of the 248-suite Embassy
Suites Mandalay Beach - Hotel & Resort in Oxnard, California

Oxnard, Calif. – December 19, 2011 – Today Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Lisa Asdikian as general manager of Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach - Hotel & Resort. In her new role, Asdikian will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 248-all-suite Ventura County beach-front resort. She will report directly to Area Vice President, Ben Fusco.

“I am pleased to welcome Lisa to her new position at Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort,” said Tim Benolken, senior vice president, Operations - Western North America. “Lisa has held important roles within the Hilton Worldwide family and I am confident that her experience and expertise will continue position Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach as the area’s leading business and leisure travel destination.

Most recently, Asdikian  held the position of Hotel Manager as well as other managemet-level positions at Hilton Anaheim.  She began her career in hospitality in 1988 at Embassy Suites in Costa Mesa as Front Desk Supervisor and then relocated to Las Vegas in 1990 with Harrah’s Entertainment where she held positions in sales and reservations and assited with the opening of the the 2,000-room New York New York resort hotel & casino in Las Vegas.  In 1999, Lisa was transferred to Hilton San Diego where she served as Director of  Front Office.

Asdikian has been an active member of a number of community boards in Anaheim including the Anaheim Transportation Network and the Anaheim Resort Maintenance District.  She earned her B.A. degree in Communications from the University of Nevada in 1994.  She relocated to Oxnard with her husband, Mark and their son, Luke.

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach – Hotel & Resort is a popular gathering beach-front retreat for both business and leisure travelers and offers a wide array of services and amenities including meetings space, business center, Capistrano’s restaurant and spa. The resort also offers a complimentary full breakfast and a hosted manager’s evening reception.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands, gives guests more during every stay. The full service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages.  Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has 212 properties across the Americas and an additional 27 in the pipeline.

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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 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 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®. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

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