Eric Walters Named General Manager At Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

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September 03, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower has appointed Eric Walters to the position of general manager. In his new role, Walters will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 782-room Hilton hotel comprising of a main building and an adjacent Executive Tower in the city's downtown. Walters reports to Area General Manager, Frank Welton.     

"Eric's hotel career spans three decades with most of his time at the management level at Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the Pacific Northwest," said Welton. "He has a solid understanding of both the Hilton product and the market, which makes Eric a perfect fit for this landmark hotel."

Most recently, Walters was general manager of the city-owned Hilton Vancouver Washington.  During his tenure, he successfully oversaw the property's five million dollar renovation and improved revenues and profitability to record levels. Prior to that, he was hotel manager of Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Other positions include general manager of the   DoubleTree by Hilton Bellevue, now Hilton Bellevue and the former DoubleTree by Hilton Yakima Valley, both located in Washington State. Other notable positions include assistant general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Denver and director of food and beverage at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Aurora. Walters has also held posts at Adam's Mark Hotels, first as hotel manager at Adam's Mark in Denver, followed by a promotion to general manager of Adam's Mark in St Louis.

Walters holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Management and Nutrition from Oregon State University. He resides in Camas, Washington with his wife Sheila and three children, Hanna, Sara and Noah.

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is located in the heart of the city center, one block away from the MAX Light Rail system. The largest hotel in the state, it consists of two separate buildings which combined offer 782 guest rooms and 66,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel features the recently opened HopCity Tavern & Market, an American gastro pub and market supporting 16 local farmers, creameries, butchers and bakers as well as the Tuscan-inspired Porto Terra. The property is Green Seal and Green Key certified. 

To book a reservation at Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, please visit www.Portland.hilton.com or call +1 503 226 1611. 

Contact

David Trumble
Hilton
+1 602 870 2721
david.trumble@hilton.com

Doug Brecht
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
+1 503 220 2671
doug.brecht@hilton.com

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