New GM of Hilton Charlotte & Towers

Andreas A. Ioannou has been named general manager of the 407-room Hilton Charlotte & Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina. Andreas most recently served as resident manager of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, a position held since 1999.
A 13-year Hilton veteran, Ioannou began his career in 1989 as a restaurant manager of Kabby`s at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. He then joined the Hilton Atlanta Airport as director of restaurants in 1990. In 1992 he became the assistant director of food & beverage at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort & Towers and was then promoted to director of food & beverage for the Hilton McLean Tyson`s Corner. From 1995 to 1998 he returned to the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort & Towers where he served as director of food & beverage and area director food & beverage for the Hiltons of Florida; in 1998 he was promoted to executive assistant manager at the same hotel before joining the Waldorf-Astoria in his most recent position.

Ioannou received a bachelor of science degree in hotel, restaurant & tourism administration and a master in business administration, both from the University of New Orleans.

The AAA Four Diamond Hilton Charlotte & Towers is situated in the heart of uptown Charlotte directly across from the Charlotte Convention Center and within walking distance to local businesses and cultural attractions.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 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), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.