New CEO/GM Taking Charge at Las Vegas Hilton

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Under the direction of an experienced CEO with an impressive resume, The Las Vegas Hilton is increasing its reputation as the place where the world comes to stay and play.

It is my goal to bring outstanding service and diverse experiences to our guests, so they know that the Las Vegas Hilton is where the world stays and plays.

The 3,000 room Las Vegas Hilton has named David Monahan its new chief executive officer and general manager. Monahan recently took the helm of the iconic 3,000 room Las Vegas resort where he is responsible for developing and overseeing the strategic direction of the property and the day to day operations with the management of its army of employees.

“The timing is perfect to reinforce the Las Vegas Hilton’s historic position as a globally recognized brand that offers something for everyone including first time visitors, return guests and Las Vegas residents,” said Monahan. “It is my goal to bring outstanding service and diverse experiences to our guests, so they know that the Las Vegas Hilton is where the world stays and plays.”

Monahan has extensive experience in hotel management. In 1996, he joined Colony Capital LLC which owns and operates the Las Vegas Hilton. As senior vice president of Colony Capital, he was responsible for the company’s hospitality investments worldwide, including identification, evaluation, consummation and management overseeing Colony’s hotel brands including Fairmont Hotels, Raffles Hotels, Swissotels, Atlantis, Ciga Sardinia Resorts and more. Before joining Colony Capital, Monahan held several executive level positions with ITT Sheraton and InterContinental Hotels Group in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Asia in corporate regional and hotel incentive positioning. Monahan held positions as manager of the Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider and Princeville resorts prior to joining Colony Capital.

Monahan received his bachelor of science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

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