Branson, MO (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
The Hiltons of Branson announced today that Jay Campbell has been named General Manager of the Branson Convention Center, Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, and the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing hotel.
Mr. Campbell will oversee the day-to-day operations at the hotels and convention center complex, located in the heart of historic downtown Branson and the vibrant Branson Landing waterfront entertainment district.
“Jay’s extensive record of success can be traced to his never-ending focus on the customer, which makes him a perfect fit to lead our Hilton properties in Branson, known throughout the industry for their dedication to outstanding customer service,” said Timothy A. Benolken, Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide.
Mr. Campbell joins the Hilton Worldwide family with more nearly 30 years of hotel and restaurant operations experience, both domestically and abroad. He began his career working for notable restaurant chains in London, and as an area director of Houlihan’s Restaurants in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York City.
“I am very excited to join the Hiltons of Branson, and to begin sharing their passion of delivering exceptional guest experiences,” said Jay Campbell, General Manager, Branson Convention Center and Hiltons of Branson. “Hilton is synonymous with leadership in the hospitality industry, and in the communities where we serve, and I hope to continue that dedication to leadership here in Branson.”
In 1987, Mr. Campbell was named Food & Beverage Director for Hotel Park Tucson, and since then has held positions with Remington Hotel Corporation in Indianapolis and Dallas, and Interstate Hotels in Dallas and Clayton, Missouri. While with Interstate, Mr. Campbell was twice named “General Manager of the Year”.
He also served as General Manager of the Millennium in St Louis, and was named “General Manager of the Year” by the Hotel Association of St. Louis. Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Radisson Branson Hotel, where he earned Radisson’s “President’s Award”.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University - School of Business, and recently served as President of the St. Louis Area Hotel Association.