John E. Luke of Hilton Minneapolis Named General Manager of the Year

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April 20, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS - Hilton Minneapolis today announced that the hotel's General Manager, John Luke has been named the 2011 General Manager of the Year by Hilton Worldwide. This prestigious award recognizes general managers with best in class hotel profitability margins, team member engagement and satisfaction, and exceptional guest loyalty survey scores. This particular category was for hotels or resorts with 750 or more guest rooms in the Americas Division.

"I am honored to be recognized with such an esteemed award," said Luke. "This recognition speaks to the entire Hilton Minneapolis team; our positive guest focus and collaborative efforts, impact revenue results as well as team member and customer loyalty."

John Luke is a 30 year veteran of Hilton, starting his career as a management trainee in Chicago at Conrad Hilton. Since then, Luke has held many titles over the years, in locations such as New York, Beverly Hills and Pasadena. In 2003, he joined Hilton Minneapolis as general manager and has made tremendous strides with the hotel team members, community relations and hotel profitability.

Eleven-time winner of the prestigious Pinnacle Awards for excellence in hospitality and the AAA Four Diamond Award, Hilton Minneapolis is the premier hotel for the savvy corporate or leisure traveler. The hotel offers 821 deluxe guest rooms, 77,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and Precor fitness center and a 24-hour business center and is the home of the SkyWater Restaurant.

Contact:
Kimberly Zoulek
Hilton Minneapolis
+1 612 397 4841
kimberly.zoulek@hilton.com

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