James Merrill has been named general manager of the Hilton Cleveland East/Beachwood in Cleveland, Ohio. He most recently served as general manager of both the Doubletree® Hotel Jantzen Beach and the Doubletree Hotel Columbia River in Portland, Ore., a position he held since March 1998.
A 17-year hospitality veteran, Merrill began his career with Sonesta Hotels Corporation in food and beverage management in 1983. Between 1984 and 1990, he held various management and director level positions in food and beverage at such hotel companies as Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Victor Management Corporation and Guest Quarters Hotels in Atlanta and Tampa. Merrill was general manager of the Guest Quarters Hotel - Vero Beach from 1990 to 1992 and general manager of the Guest Quarters Hotel - Cincinnati from 1992 to 1995. He was general manager for the Doubletree Suites Hotel Boston - Waltham from 1995 to 1998.
The 404-room Hilton Cleveland East/Beachwood is conveniently located just 30 minutes from both Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and downtown Cleveland in the city of Beachwood. Nearby points of interest include: Sea World®; Six Flags® Ohio Amusement Park, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame®, Jacobs Field® and Gund® Arena.
Guestroom amenities featured at this property include a color TV with in-room entertainment services, two phones with data ports and voicemail, an iron and ironing board, and complimentary delivery of USA Today®, Monday through Friday. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center; an indoor/outdoor, heated swimming pool; a whirlpool; a sauna and a game room. Christino’s restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers the area’s best steaks, seafood, salads and pasta.
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®, ConradTM, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Harrison Conference Centers®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company®, Homewood Suites® by Hilton, and Red Lion Hotels & Inns®.