Wes McIlrath named as opening general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport McIlrath moves into his new position from the Hilton Garden Inn in St. George, UT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging Services is pleased to announce Wes McIlrath has been named as the general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport, scheduled to open later this year.

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"I'm very excited to open the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport, and I'm looking forward to the success of our team with the opening and beyond," said McIlrath.

In his new role, McIlrath will initially focus on the hotel's opening and building a strong management team. He said he is also looking forward to providing excellent service in a clean and comfortable atmosphere for guests.

McIlrath started at the Hilton Garden Inn St. George, located in St. George, UT, when it opened as the assistant manager, and became its general manager in 2007. In 2011, McIlrath played an integral role in ensuring the successful acquisitions of the Hilton Garden Inn Omaha and Scottsdale properties.

"From working all day, to training night audit all night in Omaha, to teaching Hilton standards and preparing for audits in Scottsdale, Wes has proved to be a true team player," said Regional Vice President Lisa Peterson

The 172-room Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport is scheduled to open in late 2012. The six-story building will offer 3,000 square feet of meeting space and is only a short drive from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.

Contact:

Kathleen Quilligan

Phone: 219.472.2861

Fax: 219.472.2273

SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation



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