Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Welcomes Rebecca Tillman As Executive Chef

Arizona Native Returns Home to Lead Culinary Operations at Phoenix Resort

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January 28, 2015

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort has appointed Rebecca Tillman as executive chef at the all-suite resort located in Phoenix.

With an approach to food that is simple, back-to-basics and focused on local seasonal ingredients, Tillman will oversee culinary operations for the resort and its dining outlets, including Rico's American Grill and the historic BBQ smokehouse Hole-In-The-Wall. In her new position as executive chef at the resort, Tillman has also become the only female executive chef at a Phoenix resort.

An Arizona native who was born and raised in Phoenix, Tillman brings 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including positions at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Destination Kholer - The American Club in Kholer, Wis. and The Inn on Biltmore Estate and The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. A graduate of the School of Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Tillman has also devoted countless hours to food-related philanthropic causes and looks forward to continuing those efforts in Phoenix.

When not at work, Tillman enjoys trying new restaurants with her family, having her three young sons lend a hand in the kitchen to make quick and healthy dinners, and starting each day with a morning run.

Located in uptown Phoenix, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is tucked at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and offers 563 suites, 48,000 square feet of meeting and social event space and a four-acre water park. Rich with history, the resort's smokehouse BBQ restaurant Hole-In-The-Wall dates back to 1940, when it first opened as a 14-room hotel known as the Cactus Rock Lodge.

About Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort has been welcoming generations of families, business travelers and corporate guests for more than 35 years. Opened as the first all-suite resort of its kind, Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort is comfortable and inviting with fun for all ages, including a four-acre water park, miniature golf, kids camp program, full-service spa and historic BBQ restaurant. The resort's lush outdoor courtyards and flexible indoor/outdoor venues host memorable and productive meetings and special events year round. Tucked within a neighborhood at the base of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve in uptown Phoenix, the 563-suite resort is walking distance to urban hiking trails, popular local restaurants and is just minutes from the city's top attractions. For additional information on Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, please visit www.pointehiltonsquawpeak.com or call 1-800-947-9784.

Contact

Tessa Bajema
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
+1 602 870 2720
tessa.bajema@hilton.com

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