Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2007
The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport has announced the appointment of Dori Familiant as General Manager of the property. Now headed by Familiant, the Hilton Irvine continues its goal of providing a comfortable stay for both business and leisure travelers.
Familiant brings over two and a half decades of senior-level experience in hotel management and operations to the Hilton Irvine. He was most recently the General Manager of the Embassy Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona and prior to that he managed the Sunburst Resort in Scottsdale. He was responsible for repositioning the hotel as a high-end resort after a significant renovation.
Starting his career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Familiant spent close to 20 years in a variety of positions around the United States. From New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee, to Waikoloa, Hawaii; Long Beach, California and Scottsdale, Arizona, his career has taught him a great deal about the hospitality industry.
"I'm energized by my new role and our new product," said General Manager Dori Familiant. "Upon completion of our extensive $18 million renovation, the Hilton Irvine will be the prime destination for travelers in Orange County."
The 292-room hotel, which is located in the heart of the Irvine business district, will soon complete an $18 million renovation, encompassing its guest rooms, lobby, restaurant, bar, and banquet rooms. The enhancements complement the Hilton Irvine's 100% smoke-free status.
Familiant attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and resides in Irvine with his wife and two sons, Adam and Ben.
The Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport hotel is ideally located in the heart of the Irvine business district in California. Business and leisure travelers are minutes from surrounding Orange County cities and just one block from John Wayne/Orange County Airport. The spacious guest rooms include amenities such as: work desk with high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, French balcony, voice mail, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, Lodgenet Movies, complimentary USA Today® and Sweet Dream Beds featuring the Hilton Serenity Bedding Package. For more information, please visit the hotel's Web site: http://www.irvineorangecountyairport.hilton.com.