Irving, TX (February 10, 2016) - Pillar Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Tracy Wiley for the position of General Manager at the company's new DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, IN. Construction on the new hotel in downtown Evansville is expected to be completed December 2016.
Mr. Wiley has been with PHR four years, most recently as General Manager of the 198-room Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Bakersfield, CA. Wiley's hotel career spans over 3 decades including positions with Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Preferred Hotels.
"I am excited about the move to Evansville and the prospect of leading the team at the DoubleTree by Hilton" said Tracy Wiley. "This hotel is a centrally located destination for state, regional and national meetings and conventions. The Evansville community will benefit from the creation of new jobs over the next 10 months."
A native of Alaska, Wiley and his wife of 25 years have lived and worked throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Their 20-year-old son attends Northwest Nazarene University majoring in public relation and their 16-year-old daughter expects to study International Relations after graduation later this year.
"We are fortunate to have Tracy as the General Manager of the Doubletree by Hilton Evansville. He has a proven track record for opening hotels. His expertise and leadership will ensure the hotel quickly becomes a top destination in the region." said Shane Weaver, Vice President of Sales for PHR. " The Sales team has already secured groups for 2017 and look forward to many more in the months to come."
The five-story convention center hotel is located at the corner of Walnut and SE 6th Street and will be connected via sky bridges to the Ford Center, Old National Events Plaza and Indiana University's expanded medical school. A sleek, modern exterior will complement the surrounding downtown area setting the tone for the contemporary design of the hotel's 241 guest rooms and public spaces. Amenities will include high speed internet access throughout the property, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour state of the art fitness center featuring Precor equipment, outdoor pool, private courtyard and 568 space parking garage. Over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space is available for social and business events including a 6,400 square foot ballroom next to 4,000 square feet of pre-function space, two breakout rooms, and a board room. The Stone City Grill and the Quarry Bar are featured on the first floor. The hotel is owned by HCW Evansville Hotel, LLC. For the latest news and to follow construction progress, visit the hotel's website, EvansvilleDoubletreeHotel.com.
Pillar Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest independent management companies in the United States, representing well-respected brands including Marriott, Hilton, Starwood and IHG. The company offers hotel management, back office solutions, and a full-service revenue management department. Owner-ready information technology, scalability and operational integrity make Pillar a best-in-class company that consistently delivers exceptional results. For more information, visit PillarHotels.com and follow @PillarHotels on Twitter.
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