Hilton Worldwide Appoints Frank Welton as Area General Manager of Seattle/Northwest
General Manager of Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport to Also Take on Oversight of Five Additional Hilton Worldwide Properties
SEATTLE - Frank Welton general manager of Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, a position he has held since 2005 has been promoted to the position of area general manager of Seattle/Northwest region. Welton's expanded responsibilities encompass supervision of the teams and operations at five additional hotels: Hilton Portland, Embassy Suites Portland Downtown, Hilton Vancouver, DoubleTree Spokane City Center and Embassy Suites Seattle - Tacoma Airport. He will continue to oversee the management and operations of the Hilton and DoubleTree hotels at Seattle Airport with a combined flexible function space of over 80,000 square feet and 1,250 guest rooms. Welton will report directly to Area Vice President of Operations, Jerry Gibson.
"Frank has a proven track record of creating a long-term vision, said Gibson. "He also has a wealth of industry knowledge, participating in the company mergers/acquisitions of Red Lion Hotels, Doubletree Hotels, Promus Hotels, and Hilton Hotels Corporation making him an excellent choice for this key regional position and expanding market."
A hospitality industry veteran, Welton has been recognized with industry and Hilton awards for superior performance including the Washington Lodging Association "General Manager of the Year."
Active in community leadership, he currently serves on several boards including: Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, SeaTac Tax Advisory Committee, vice chairman of the Washington Lodging Association and past director of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Welton attended Central Washington University and resides in the Seattle area. When time permits, he enjoys boating, golfing and spending time with his family which includes three grandchildren.
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