The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City Names New General Manager of Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano Lounge
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City has announced that Eddie Smith has been appointed general manager of Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano Lounge. In his new role at the AAA Four-Diamond property, Smith will be responsible for overseeing both the restaurant and cocktail lounge to maintain their position as exceptional food and beverage outlets in downtown Oklahoma City. He will also oversee the hotel’s in-room, fine dining experiences.
Smith joined The Skirvin Hilton team in 2016 as assistant outlets manager, and he has more than a decade of food and beverage experience. Prior to joining The Skirvin Hilton, he held positions at Broadway 10, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Charleston’s.
“We are excited to have Eddie serve as the new general manager of our iconic cocktail lounge and award-winning restaurant,” said Gerald Rappaport, general manager, The Skirvin Hilton. “Throughout his tenure, he has consistently exceled in his performance by illustrating exactly what it means to be a leader and a team player. His unwavering commitment to his team and job duties has catapulted his career growth at The Skirvin Hilton, and we are excited to see his creativity shine in his new role. We look forward to the influx of success Eddie will bring to our premier outlets.”
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About The Skirvin Hilton Hotel
The Skirvin Hilton originally opened in 1911 and has been synonymous with elegance and innovation for the past five generations, hosting oil barons, dignitaries, movie stars, political leaders and presidents ever since. Guests from around the globe have traveled through the downtown Skirvin Hilton to experience its unique sophistication and timelessness. In 2007, Skirvin Partners in Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Hilton partnered on renovating the hotel to its original glory. The reopening event was designated as an official Oklahoma Centennial event and since the renovation, the hotel has earned AAA Four-Diamond rating every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown development. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Skirvin Partners in Development.
The hotel features 225 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and 18,500 square feet of premiere meeting and pre-function space. It is home to the upscale Park Avenue Grill restaurant and Red Piano lounge.
The Skirvin Hilton was recognized as one of the Best Hotels in the USA by U.S. News & World Report, finishing as the #1 Hotel in Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma. The hotel remains on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Skirvin Hilton is located at One Park Avenue in Oklahoma City. For more information, please visit www.skirvinhilton.com and follow the company on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheSkirvinHilton) and Twitter (@SkirvinHiltonOK).
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 21 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse, Miller Time Pub & Grill and The SafeHouse. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).
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