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The First Hilton Renaissance

Financially successful and expanding, in 1949 Hilton Hotels was a company on the rise in an industry still struggling from the bleak days of the Great Depression. Founder Conrad Hilton was on the verge of making his name synonymous with hotels. In September 1949, Hilton had acquired the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, “the greatest of them all,”...

Hilton San Diego/Del Mar Announces New GM and Executive Chef

DEL MAR, Calif.-- The Hilton San Diego/Del Mar hotel is pleased to announce two new leadership positions for the California coastal hotel, naming Amanda Hawkins-Vogel as General Manager and Joshua Grimes as Executive Chef of CoastalKITCHEN, the Hilton's in-house restaurant serving farm and sea fare. Hawkins-Vogel is currently employed by the Hilton Del Mar's management company, Sage Hospitality, one of...

HVMG Sells Hilton Houston Southwest, Retains Management Contract

ATLANTA, Ga.—Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), a privately owned hotel ownership and management company, based in Atlanta, today announced that it has sold the 292-room Hilton Houston Southwest to New York-based Garrison Investment Group. HVMG was retained as manager for the hotel, which has been in HVMG’s management portfolio since 2002. “We are excited to enter this new management...

HMS to Operate Three Hilton-Branded Hotels in Silver Spring, MD

MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide announced that Hilton Management Services (HMS) has been chosen to operate three Hilton-branded properties in Silver Spring, Maryland: the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Silver Spring, Hampton Inn Silver Spring, and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Silver Spring. “HMS is one of the largest management companies in the industry, with more than 575 managed properties...

MCR Development Acquires Ten Marriott and Hilton Hotels in Maryland

NEW YORK— MCR Development LLC announced that it has acquired ten Marriott and Hilton hotels from Skye Hospitality. The portfolio is comprised of 1,294 rooms and is characterized by its young age, quality construction, and prominent visibility in four Baltimore submarkets: Arundel Mills , Downtown Baltimore / Camden Yards, Hunt Valley, and White Marsh. The hotels will be managed by...