Conrad Wangeman Named General Manager of the Hilton New York

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Apr 15, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Conrad Wangeman, has been named general manager of the Hilton New York effective immediately. Wangeman most recently served as general manager of the Hilton Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a position held since 1997.
A 23-year hospitality veteran of Hilton Hotels Corporation, Wangeman`s career began in 1979 installing front office systems at the Flamingo Hilton and Las Vegas Hilton, both in Nevada. He has since held various positions from Food & Beverage Director to Operations Analyst and has served as resident manager at the Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif.; The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Ill.; and the Fontainebleau Hilton & Resort Spa, Miami, Fla. He has also been the general manager for Novi Hilton in Michigan and the San Francisco Airport Hilton in California.

Wangeman received a bachelor of science degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Wangeman is active as an industry and community leader. His past credentials include President of the Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association, Board Member of the Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau and receiving the Pennsylvania State Governor`s Appointment to the Design Commission for Pittsburgh`s multi-million convention center. He is also part of the Campaign Cabinet for the United Way and an Advisory Board Member of the Salvation Army in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hilton New York is located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 and recently completed an $85 million renovation. The Hilton New York is New York City`s largest hotel and is located in midtown at Rockefeller Center.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Harrison Conference Centers(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.