SOUTH BEND, Ind. — November 12, 2019 — Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame, today announced the appointment of the hotel’s new general manager, Wesley Clark. The hotel is owned by a joint venture involving Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG) and managed by Hilton Management Services. Embassy Suites by Hilton is a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT).
In his new role, Clark will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the 164 all-suite property including guest services, hotel administration and marketing efforts.
A 13-year hospitality veteran and team member with Hilton, most recently Clark held the role of director of operations at The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel, where he oversaw all aspects of hotel operations including rooms and food and beverage. Prior to joining The Inn at Penn, a Hilton Hotel, he held the titles of director of front office and director of housekeeping at the Washington Hilton. Clark began his career in hospitality with various positions at Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
Clark is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in the submarine force for four years. Hilton recently announced that the company achieved its target of hiring 30,000 veterans, military spouses and caregivers across hotels, corporate offices and work-from-home positions in the United States as part of the company’s Operation: Opportunity initiative. To celebrate this milestone and honor National Military Appreciation Month, Hilton is proud to expand the company’s commitment by pledging to hire 25,000 additional veterans, military spouses and caregivers by 2025. The hospitality company will continue to provide enhanced training and development opportunities, and comprehensive benefits truly tailored for the veteran community. Hilton’s hiring commitment remains the largest in the hospitality industry and is one of the largest in the U.S. private sector.
“I’m thrilled to continue my career within Hilton,” said Wesley Clark, general manager. “Hilton embraces job mobility and leadership development across its brands and properties and celebrates the unique skillset of the veteran community through programs such as Operation: Opportunity. I’m looking forward to making a positive impact among my new team members, on this hotel and in my new community.”
Located directly across the street from the University of Notre Dame, the sophisticated and upscale Embassy Suites by Hilton South Bend at Notre Dame is part of Eddy Street Commons, a premiere lifestyle destination offering guests and locals alike, a variety of restaurants, retail shops and more. Guests staying at the property can enjoy the hotel’s free made-to-order breakfast in the morning and complimentary drinks and snacks nightly at the Evening Reception; wind down with dinner and cocktails at Traditions, the property’s on-site restaurant and bar; or relax in the hotel’s indoor pool or atop the rooftop terrace, which overlooks the Notre Dame campus and stadium.