Hilton Chicago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 31, 2022) — Hiltons of Chicago Sales &
Marketing Complex representing Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel [1], Hilton
Chicago [2], and The Drake Hotel [3] are pleased to announce the
appointment of Mario Thompson as Area Director of Sales and Marketing.
Thompson will lead a tenured team with 300+ years of collective hotelier
commercial experience to complement a combined 347 years of hospitality
excellence at these renowned historic Hilton hotels. Thompson brings
more than 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including
12 years in hospitality leadership roles, and has been with Hilton since
2009 across San Diego, New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and

 In his most recent role, Thompson served as Commercial Director at
Hiltons of San Diego Sales & Marketing Complex, where he played an
instrumental role in guiding his team through the various challenges
presented by COVID-19, positively impacting booking revenue and share
gains on behalf of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts enterprise.

 “I am pleased to join Hiltons of Chicago Sales & Marketing Complex at
such a pivotal time, when our storied hotels are seeing remarkable
advancements on the other side of the pandemic,” said Thompson. “It
is an honor to continue my work with Hilton alongside a talented team of
professionals. Hiltons of Chicago Sales & Marketing Complex have made a
tremendous impact on their surrounding community, contributing to the
enrichment of fellow team members, enhancing ownership of financial
portfolios, and creating memorable experiences for our guests and
Chicagoans alike.”

 Thompson earned his degree in Business Management from Broward
Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining the
Hilton brand, Thompson held leadership roles in the front desk,
catering, and sales departments at New York Marriott Downtown, where he
was awarded Chairman’s Circle in 2005 and 2006. Thompson later joined
Atlanta Marriott Marquis as Senior Sales Manager, where he achieved
President’s Circle in 2007 and Global Sales Team of the Year in 2008.

 Thompson and his wife, along with their five daughters, will be
relocating to Chicago. He values his time with his family, especially
cooking with the leading ladies of their household, and enjoys reading
and playing golf during his personal time.

 For more information on the Hiltons of Chicago, please visit Palmer
House, a Hilton Hotel [4], Hilton Chicago [5], and The Drake Hotel [6].

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