Richard C. Ham GM at Hilton Costa Mesa

Richard C. Ham has been named general manager of the 484-room Hilton Costa Mesa. Ham most recently served as hotel manager of the Anaheim Hilton.

A 14-year Hilton veteran, Ham began his career in 1988 and has held positions as front office director, rooms division manager and executive assistant manager at the Hilton Anaheim and Hilton Portland.

Active in community organizations such as the Orange County Korean Chamber of Commerce, Anaheim Hotel/Motel Association, Anaheim YMCA and the Anaheim Transportation Network, Ham, a native of Seoul, Korea, speaks conversational Korean and received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from California State University, Long Beach.

Conveniently located in the heart of Orange County between Los Angeles and San Diego. The Hilton Costa Mesa is the right place to make Southern California`s sunny skies, balmy breezes and mild nights come alive. The hotel is close to the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Disneyland Resort and minutes from the beaches of Huntington, Newport and Laguna. The hotel, a joint venture with CNL Hospitality Corporation and Hilton Hotels Corporation, is currently undergoing a $14 million renovation, which will make it one of the premier hotels in South Orange County.

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®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites® by Hilton.