The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City has announced that Eddie Smith has been appointed general manager of Park Avenue Grill and Red Piano Lounge. In his new role at the AAA Four-Diamond property, Smith will be responsible for overseeing both the restaurant and cocktail lounge to maintain their position as exceptional food and beverage outlets in downtown Oklahoma City, as well as overseeing the hotel’s fine in-room-dining experience.
Smith joined the Skirvin Hilton team in 2016 as assistant outlets manager and has more than a decade of food and beverage experience. Prior to joining the Skirvin Hilton, he held positions at Broadway 10, the Embassy Suites, and Charleston’s.
“We are excited to have Eddie serve as the new general manager of our iconic cocktail lounge and award-winning restaurant. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently exceled in his performance by illustrating exactly what it means to be a leader and a team player. His unwavering commitment to his team and job duties has catapulted his career growth at the Skirvin Hilton hotel and we are excited to see his creativity shine in his new role,” says Gerald Rappaport, general manager of the Skirvin Hilton. “We look forward to the influx of success Eddie will bring to our premier outlets.”
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is majority-owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Skirvin Partners in Development.
The Skirvin Hilton originally opened in 1911 and has been synonymous with elegance and innovation for the past five generations, hosting oil barons, dignitaries, movie stars, political leaders and presidents ever since. Guests from around the globe have traveled through the downtown Skirvin Hilton to experience its unique sophistication and timelessness. In 2007, Skirvin Partners in Development, Marcus Hotels & Resorts and Hilton partnered on renovating the hotel to its original glory. The reopening event was designated as an official Oklahoma Centennial event and since the renovation, the hotel has earned AAA Four-Diamond rating every year and received the Mayor’s Development Award for best downtown development. The Skirvin Hilton Hotel is owned and operated by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Skirvin Partners in Development.
The hotel features 225 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 one-bedroom suites, one presidential suite and 18,500 square feet of premiere meeting and pre-function space. It is home to the upscale Park Avenue Grill restaurant and Red Piano lounge.
The Skirvin Hilton was recognized as one of the Best Hotels in the USA by U.S. News & World Report, finishing as the #1 Hotel in Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma. The hotel remains on the National Register of Historic Places.
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