Grant Coonley has been named general manager of the 1,234-room Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Coonley was the property`s director of front office services from 1992 to 1996. He most recently served as director of rooms division for the Hilton San Francisco, a position held since 2000.
A 17-year hospitality veteran, Coonley began his career in 1985 in the front office at Harrah`s Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. He served in the same capacity at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino from 1987 to 1988. He joined the Hilton family in 1988 as the assistant director of front office operations at the Hilton San Francisco; moved to Los Angeles to serve as the director of front office services for the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, and in 1996 returned to the Hilton San Francisco as director of front office and guest services.
A native of Carson City, Nevada, Coonley received a bachelor of science degree in managerial science from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has also taught Hotel Operations at San Francisco State University since 2000.
The Hilton Los Angeles Airport offers the uncompromising accommodation and services of a luxury hotel. Just a quarter mile from Los Angeles International Airport, the hotel features comfortable elegance that appeals to both the business and leisure traveler. The hotel boasts a breathtaking lobby, exciting dining opportunities and completely renovated meeting space. The property has 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle service and a fully equipped 24-hour business center. For guests demanding the highest level of comfort and service, the property offers the executive business floor with upgraded amenities and access to the private lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d`oeuvres. For leisure, the 25 thousand square foot fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 1,900 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(R), 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.