DES MOINES, Iowa – Hilton Des Moines Downtown, owned by IEC Hotel Corporation and managed by Hilton Management Services, announced the appointment of Dan Carlino as general manager. In his new role, Carlino is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the only hotel connected to the Iowa Events Center with its 330 rooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
A 32-year hospitality veteran, Carlino began his career as a corporate property systems trainer for Ramada, before joining Red Lion Hotels as front office director, now Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. Carlino worked his way through the company, as rooms director in San Diego and Glendale, now DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley and Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Center, before becoming general manager of Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House.
Carlino joined Hilton in 1996, serving as general manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Missoula – Edgewater, where he oversaw hotel operations and the award-winning restaurant Finn & Porter. Following his time in Montana, Carlino served as task force general manager at the former DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis North, President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park.
Carlino holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales College.
Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, Hilton Des Moines Downtown is the only downtown hotel with natural light in every meeting room, with a pre-function space opening into an inviting outdoor terrace. The hotel features an outdoor fireplace on the patio of Park Street Kitchen, an indoor pool, and an expansive fitness center.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
Hilton Des Moines Downtown is located at 435 Park Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309. For reservations, visit Hilton Des Moines Downtown or call +1-515-241-1456
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