New GM of the Hilton Anchorage

C. Kevin Batters has been named general manager of the Hilton Anchorage, replacing Lee Chipman who relocated to the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort. Batters most recently served as resident manager of the Hilton Washington and acting general manager of the Hilton Charlotte & Towers, positions held since 1999 and 2002 respectively. He reports to Brad Hutton, area vice president.

Batters began his hospitality career in 1964 with the Hilton London in the trainee/management program. From 1964 to 1982, he held several food & beverage positions at the Park Lane and Orly Hiltons in Paris, the Abercorn Rooms Great Eastern Hotel in London and the Belmont Hotel in Bermuda. In 1982 he joined the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as restaurant manager and assistant director of food & beverage. In 1985 he was promoted to director of food & beverage and relocated to the Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida and served in the same capacity at the Hilton Atlanta & Towers from 1988 to 1999. Batters joined the Hilton Washington in 1999 after being promoted to resident manager of the property.

A native of Great Britain, Batters attended Westminster College in London, England.

Located in the heart of downtown, the Hilton Anchorage boasts a stunning Alaskan lobby enriched with Alaskan culture and guest rooms with magnificent views of the Chugach Mountains or Cook Inlet. Business guests will appreciate large work desks, telephones with dataports, the business center and the state-of-the-art conference center. Leisure guests will find comfort with the hotel`s proximity to shopping, the convention center, museums, The Performing Arts Center, cross country skiing, glacier tours, dog-sledding and sports fishing.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and Conrad?.