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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 13, 2018 – Terry Lewis, Complex General Manager, has announced the appointment of Garrett Parker as the property’s new Hotel Manager.

Lewis comments, “Garrett is an amazing asset to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square team. He has been such a great influence on our complex of the two hotels and will bring all his strengths and leadership capabilities from the 1,024-room Parc 55 to the 1,921 -room Hilton San Francisco Union Square.”

Most recently, Parker served as Hotel Manager for San Francisco’s Parc 55 – A Hilton Hotel where he facilitated all facets of hotel operations, sales and marketing, revenue management and finance. Additionally, he has held management positions with Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, Washington Hilton, Capital Hilton, Hilton Baltimore, Embassy Suites Austin Downtown and Doubletree Dallas Campbell Center.

As a veteran Hilton associate, Parker has received many awards for his leadership in the hospitality industry.  Most notably, his awards include:

  • Genius of the “AND”   
     
  • The Connie
     
  • Internal Controls
     
  • Hotel of the Year
     
  • Most Improved Loyalty
     

Because of his immediate impact not only within the Parc 55 and Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Parker was recognized as a finalist in the San Francisco Hotel Council’s Hotel Heroes awards, which recognizes top professionals in the industry throughout San Francisco.  Parker was a finalist for the category of Lifetime Achievement.

Parker received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Finance from Schreiner University in Texas. Parker’s global education also includes a range of exposure from his Cultural and Language Studies degree from Spain to General Manager Certification with Hilton’s Shine Program.

Parker’s accomplishments extend beyond business, awards and education to significant contributions to community involvement including the following:

  • Installation of “Art at the Parc,” in which the hotel supports local artists to showcase their talents
     
  • A robust partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of The Tenderloin
     
  • Support and involvement of Primed and Prepped an organization that provides students with the tools to mitigate employment barriers and hone their leadership skills. Focused on hospitality management and culinary arts, the program is designed to support youth of color, ages 14-19, to develop culinary skills and be placed in internships and jobs.
     

According to Lewis, “the Hilton Union Square is delighted to bring Parker aboard due to the transformative accomplishments he’s brought, ranging from financial results to team member satisfaction.”

About Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Located in the heart of the city’s bustling Union Square, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square features stunning views and international sophistication. Alive with the same innovation and energy that brings visitors from all over the world to San Francisco, the hotel inspires exploration and discovery as it is just steps away from world-class shopping as well as popular and under-the-radar attractions. The hotel boasts a convenient location to the Powell Street cable car line, BART/MUNI, Moscone Convention Center, Chinatown, the Financial District, City Hall and the Civic Center. Featuring 1,921 guest rooms and 151 suites with picturesque city views, the innovative hotel is home to a contemporary fitness center, one of the city’s only outdoor heated swimming pools and an array of food and beverage outlets with artisanal flare and modern atmospheres. Dining options include the grab-and-go marketplace, Herb N’ Kitchen, The Lobby Bar with signature hand crafted cocktails, gastropub Urban Tavern with locally-inspired offerings and the 46th floor Cityscape Lounge with 360-degree panoramic views of the Bay Area and San Francisco’s most popular landmarks. As the West Coast’s largest hotel, the property boasts 134,500-square-feet of flexible meeting and event space, including a 30,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, for scalable meetings from startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit www.hiltonsanfranciscohotel.com.

Contact: Molly Blaisdell

molly@hooklineandthinker.com / +1 925 300-7252

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