Hilton Pittsburgh Expands Professional Team

International Hotel Veterans Join Management Team

Aug 17, 2010, 10:30 ET from Hilton Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton Pittsburgh recently welcomed several international hotel veterans to its leadership team.  The new additions include Director of Food and Beverage Uwe Roehricht, Director of Guest Relations Matthew Bartle and Director of Housekeeping Reginald Brewington.

"We're focused on providing a world-class visitor experience for every Hilton Pittsburgh guest," said Jim Sega, General Manager.  "That's why we've expanded our management team with seasoned professionals who bring international insights and extensive hotel experience to Hilton Pittsburgh."

Uwe Roehricht

Roehricht has more than 25 years of experience with five-star hotels and resorts in Europe, Asia and North America. Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, Roehricht is a graduate of Marburg, Germany's Hotel Management School.  His outstanding food and beverage programs have been recognized by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

Matthew Bartle

Australia native Matthew Bartle was named "Best of the Best" in customer service excellence by Mobile Travel Guide.  A graduate of Bergen College and Cornell University, he has honed his guest relations expertise at properties including The Palms, Caneel Bay Resorts and The Peninsula Beverly Hills.

Reginald Brewington

A seasoned veteran, Brewington has spent almost two decades leading housekeeping programs for some of Hilton's busiest properties. He is noted for his commitment to providing a clean and luxurious hotel experience.

"We recently completed a $30 million renovation of all 712 guest rooms," Sega said.  "Now we're complementing those improvements with an expanded professional team that's committed to providing our guests with world-class luxury and service."

About Hilton Pittsburgh

Under the venerable Hilton flag for 50+ years, Hilton Pittsburgh is the city's largest and most recognizable hotel.  Adjacent to Point State Park, the property is conveniently located near Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Cultural District, and the Convention Center.  

Hilton Pittsburgh recently renovated all 712-guest rooms to provide greater comfort, style and convenience for business and pleasure travelers.  Each of those beautifully appointed accommodations features flat panel HDTV, Hilton's Serenity Collection Bed and Bath amenities, and world renowned Lavazza® in-room coffee – all along with breathtaking views of the city's skyscape or Three Rivers.

Hilton Pittsburgh currently features 40,000 square feet of flexible function space, including Pittsburgh's largest hotel ballroom and a state-of-the-art Conference Center. The property employs almost 500 local residents and welcomes hundreds of conventions and special events each year.

Phase Two of the hotel's renovation plan will see the completion of a dramatic wave-like exterior addition that pays tribute to the city's Three Rivers and a Grand Staircase that will connect the Lobby and Ballroom levels.  

Additional information about Hilton Pittsburgh may be found on the company's Web site: www.hiltonpittsburgh.com

About Hilton Hotels

Hilton Hotels is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at www.hilton.com.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., Crescent Hotels & Resorts owns, manages and co-invests in hotel real estate, and is an independent, third-party operator of hotels and resorts..  The company currently owns or operates approximately 62 hotels and resorts aggregating more than 13,200 rooms in 27 states.  The company's portfolio encompasses properties in the, luxury, resort, upper upscale full-service, boutique, convention and premium select-service segments under the premier hotel brands of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, InterContinental, Radisson, Preferred, and Wyndham, as well as independent hotels, and resorts..  Additional information about Crescent Hotel & Resorts may be found on the company's Web site: www.chrco.com

SOURCE Hilton Pittsburgh