Hilton Lexington/Downtown Appoints General Manager

Jordan Cooper To Join Landmark Hotel In Downtown Lexington

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April 06, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. -  Hilton Lexington/Downtown announced that hospitality veteran Jordan Cooper has been named general manager of the landmark hotel. Mr. Cooper began overseeing the operations of the 367-room property located in the heart of downtown Lexington on Monday, Feb. 22.

Mr. Cooper previously served as the general manager of the 872-room Millennium Hotel Cincinnati, a 408-room Hilton in Cherry Hill, NJ, the historic 568-room Warwick Hotel Philadelphia, the 428-room Doubletree Resort Surfside in Clearwater, FL and the 393-room Chattanooga Marriott. In addition to his 20 years as general manager of numerous properties, he also acted as a task force consultant to the Westin Mount Laurel in Mount Laurel, NJ.
"I'm honored to join the team of such a significant hotel in the city of Lexington," said Jordan Cooper. "I will utilize my passion for the hospitality industry and experience in operating premier hotels to ensure that the Hilton Lexington/Downtown remains the first choice for business and leisure travelers to central Kentucky."

Hilton Lexington/Downtown is currently undergoing a $13 million renovation that began in March 2009. Half of the hotel's 367 guest rooms and numerous interior spaces including the lobby and atrium showcased significant upgrades when the property grand opened as a Hilton on October 14. 2009. The design concept for the hotel's guest rooms, public spaces, restaurant, grand ballroom and meeting rooms incorporates well known regional motifs and features a vibrant color palette inspired by the area's country scenery. Renovations to the property's guest rooms include designer selected linens and window treatments, furniture and furnishings, wall coverings and carpeting and enhanced bathrooms. Continuing the hotel's Kentucky theme into the guest rooms, white headboards have been chosen that are reminiscent of picket fences found throughout the commonwealth. Calming greens and blues will be used throughout the rooms to provide each guest with a relaxing, serene environment. Large flat panel LCD televisions will be installed to blend legacy charm with progressive accents.

About Hilton Lexington/Downtown
Hilton Lexington/Downtown is a 22-story hotel featuring 367 guest rooms centrally located in the heart of Lexington's financial district. The 290,362-square foot hotel includes more than 16,000 square feet of diverse meeting and event space, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa and business center. Hilton Lexington/Downtown is just steps from renowned Lexington Center, central Kentucky's premier sports and entertainment complex that includes Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center and The Shops at Lexington Center. Located at 369 West Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507, Hilton Lexington/Downtown is owned by entities associated with Madison Capital Management, LLC, and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation's largest independent hotel management company. To make a reservation contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1 800 445 8667 or visit www.hilton.com.

Contact:
Jason Lindaman
Hilton Lexington/Downtown
+1 303 957 4256
jlindaman@madisoncap.com

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